Saturday, January 9, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Capitals travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -108 and the Rangers at -102. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 40 games. They have an overall record of 30-7-3 and on the road they have a record of 15-4-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 128 goals and given up 86 goals for a point differential of +42. New York shows up with a record of 22-14-4 including 15-5-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 118 goals and surrendered 105 for a goal differential of +13.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 22 goals this season with 200 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 13 goals on 89 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 26 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 930 shots against him and has given up 62 goals. He has made 868 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Rick Nash has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 12 goals this season with 117 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 16 goals on 71 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 995 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 915 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 63 total points this season. They have scored 126 goals while giving up 85 goals. They have had 122 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Capitals have allowed 116 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.32% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Rangers have a total of 48 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 114 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 133 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 117 goals scored while they've given up 103 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.34%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 28-10 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 14-19-7 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 21-18 straight up
The New York Rangers are 18-17-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/30/15 RW Jay Beagle Hand out indefinitely
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
01/07/16 D John Carlson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs NY Rangers
01/07/16 C Mike Richards Acquired expected to miss Saturday vs NY Rangers
01/06/16 C Zach Sill Suspension expected to miss 2 games; eligible to return Sunday vs Ottawa
New York Rangers Injuries
01/05/16 LW Chris Kreider Hand "?" Saturday vs Washington
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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