New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 3/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+121) Capitals (-135)
Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (22-7-4) play the New York Rangers (15-13-4) at Capital One Arena on Sunday. The Rangers open this contest at +121 while the Capitals are coming in at -135. The total has been set at 6.
The Rangers had a good night with a 8-3 victory against the Flyers in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Rangers came in at 28 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 50 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 35.9%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 30.4% and their PDO rating was 123.6 in this one. New York accounted for 42 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Rangers had a good offensive outing and it showed in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 21 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 37.5%. They accumulated 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to win the face-off. In addition, they had 5 chances with the advantage and were able to net 3 goals. In the game, they scored on 8 of the 22 shots they put on net.
The Rangers have had 912 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. While playing at even strength, the Rangers have given up 69 goals while scoring 80 on offense. New York Rangers opponents have earned 102 power play opportunities (14th in professional hockey) and have come away with 15 goals in those chances. For the season, they have accumulated 34 points and their points percentage is sitting at .531. New York has attempted 946 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have racked up 101 goals (11th in hockey) on the year and have allowed 84. New York comes into tonight with 117 power play chances and they have scored 21 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.95%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Alexandar Georgiev. Over the course of his pro career, Georgiev has 43 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .512. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 4,959 minutes on the ice. Georgiev has seen 2,770 shots against him and has garnered 2,523 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 247 goals versus Georgiev in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.99. He has accumulated an overall mark of 40-36-9 and was named the starter in 84 games. Georgiev has participated in 91 contests during his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Washington faced off against the Devils in a game where the Capitals ended up with the victory by a score of 4-0. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Capitals had 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 116 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 46.9%. Washington earned a 48.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate was 50.8% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Devils finishing with a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the Washington Capitals have a total of 112 goals, 48 points, and a points percentage of .727. They have permitted 93 goals to be scored by way of 74 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Capitals have 92 goals at even strength and 20 goals (18th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 82 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 24.39%. Washington has taken 920 shots (27th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.17%, while allowing their opponents 959 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.19% on their oppositions 101 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.3%.
For the opposition you will find Ilya Samsonov defending the net. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has allowed 81 goals altogether. Samsonov's quality start percentage is 58.1% and he has made 18 quality starts in his career. He has started in 31 games and his ice time sits at 1,978 mins. Samsonov has accumulated a career mark of 23-7-3 and has played in 36 games. He has racked up 861 stops out of the 942 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+121)
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