New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 10/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+115) Capitals (-135)
Capital One Arena is the venue where Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (36-15-5) will take on the New York Rangers (27-23-6) on Wednesday. The Capitals open this contest at -135 while the Rangers are priced at +115. The over/under is set at 6.
The Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win over the Bruins in their last outing. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.9% and they had a PDO of 119.2 for this one. They totaled 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 54, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 31.6%. The Corsi for the Rangers was 29 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 70 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 29.3%. New York compiled 2 minutes in the box for this game. Additionally, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't net one. The Rangers had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they scored on 5 of the 23 shots they attempted.
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New York Rangers opponents had 169 power play opportunities (12th in the NHL) and had a total of 30 goals in those attempts. The Rangers had 1,664 shots taken against them and were the owners of a save percentage of .907. New York took 1,607 shots and held a shot percentage of 11.0%. While at even strength, the Rangers allowed the opponent to score 125 goals while scoring 139. New York wrapped up the season with 179 power play opportunities and added 37 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 20.67%. For last season, the had a total of 60 points and their points percentage was .536. In reference to scoring goals, the New York Rangers notched 176 goals (10th in the league) for the prior year and conceded 155.
The man in net for this game is Igor Shesterkin. In his career, Shesterkin has tallied 20 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .645. His save percentage currently is at .916 for his 1,899 minutes played. Shesterkin has had 987 shots taken against him and has recorded 904 total saves. Opponents have tallied 83 goals against Shesterkin in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.62. He has accumulated an overall mark of 16-14-3 and he has gotten the start in 31 games. Shesterkin has taken the ice for 35 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last outing, Washington faced the Bruins in a matchup where the Capitals took the loss by a mark of 3-1. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Capitals scored 1 goal of the 41 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 82 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 72.8%. Washington wound up with a 59.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 61.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 44 and the Bruins ending the game with a 28 Fenwick.
For the year, the Washington Capitals finished the season with 188 goals, 77 points, and a points percentage of .688. They granted a total of 161 goals to be scored by of a combination of 135 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Capitals tallied 150 goals at even strength and 38 goals (6th in the NHL) while on the power play. They earned 153 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 24.84%. Washington has tried 1,647 shots (18th in the league) and accumulated a shot percentage of 11.41%, while allowing the other team 1,612 shots. They accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.95% on their opposition's 162 power play chances, and their save percentage was at 90.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Ilya Samsonov in net. Teams are averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has relinquished 49 goals altogether. Samsonov's quality start rate comes out to 38.9% and he has 7 quality starts in his career. He has started in 18 contests and has played 1,093 mins. Samsonov is the owner of a career mark of 13-4-1 and has been in goal for 19 contests. He has compiled 450 saves out of the 499 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .902.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+115)
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