New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals
My colleagues have left it to the Flyers fan to write this one up. Screw them both!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY
Seriously though, great match up between the Rangers and Capitals in Washington tonight. This game is a great preview of the Stanley Cup Playoffs which start next week. The New York Rangers are arguably the best road team (27-10-2) in hockey and the Capitals are one of the best home teams (31-6-2), hands down. However, one thing sticks out to me here and that is the fact that the Rangers are playing their worst hockey all season, only winning 6 games out of their last 15. On the other hand, we have a flowing Capitals team who are currently holding the best record in hockey (53-18-8), and are one win away from clinching the President’s Trophy.
Capitals have won 19 out of their last 21 at home. This is going to be a battle between the two, because I am sure the Rangers want to clean up their act before heading into the playoffs. The Capitals are playing on 0 days rest, but I honestly do not believe that matters here. The Rangers are just not doing it for me right now. NYR Over 4-1 in last 5 and WSH Over 10-5 in last 15. Strong lean on the Capitals, but take the over here.
Pick: Over 5.5