Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +220 and the Capitals at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 4 games. They have an overall record of 2-2-0 and on the road they have a record of 0-1-0. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 15 goals and given up 12 goals for a point differential of +3. For the season they have an ATS record of 2-2 and an over/under record of 2-1-1. Washington shows up with a record of 3-0-1 including 2-0-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 11 goals and surrendered 6 for a goal differential of +5. Their record against the spread is 3-1 while their over/under record sits at 1-2-1.
Chris Kreider has accumulated 7 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 3 goals this season with 20 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by scoring 2 goals on 6 shots. He has 2 assists giving him a total of 4 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 1 win and 2 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 64 shots against him and has given up 8 goals. He has made 56 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 3 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 2 goals this season with 15 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 1 assist on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 1 goal on 8 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 4 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 2 wins and no losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 80 shots against him and has given up 5 goals. He has made 75 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Rangers have 4 total points this season. They have scored 15 goals while giving up 12 goals. They have had 14 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Rangers have allowed 16 power play opportunities and given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.03% for the season to this point. They allow 24 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 87%.
The Capitals have a total of 7 points on the season. They have 2 power play goals on 14 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 11 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 11 goals scored while they've given up 6 goals to this point. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.97%. As a team they give up 25 shots per game and have a save percentage of 95%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 56.7% as they've attempted 253 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 193 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 58.4% as they have 194 attempts while they've given up 138 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the season. They have 138 face off wins compared to 108 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 56.1%. On defense New York has 91 hits and they've blocked 55 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 232 shots at full strength and they've given up 192 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 55.7% as they have 176 shots while they've given up 140 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 59.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 40.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.7% as they've compiled 123 face off wins this season and they have suffered 115 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 52 shot attempts and they have 71 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 2-2 straight up
The New York Rangers are 2-1-1 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 3-1 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 1-2-1 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
10/21/16 D Dan Girardi Groin is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Washington
10/21/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Washington
10/10/16 C Oscar Lindberg Hip out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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