The New York Islanders are headed to the road to face the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of an NHL playoff pro hockey game set for Wednesday April 15th.
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The puck will drop from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by USA Network.
The betting odds from this Game 1 NHL playoff game have the home side Washington Capitals the -135 favorite with the return on New York Islanders at +115 odds. The goal total is lined at five goals.
The teams went head to head four times during the regular season with each team winning two games with the wins all coming on home ice. In the two games played at Washington the Capitals earned a 3-2 shootout win and a 5-2 regulation time win.
New York Islanders appeared to cruise into a playoff berth but a late season slump saw the team clinch late in the year as they lose six of nine games to close the end of the regular campaign.
New York ranks second in the league on shots on opposing goal by averaging nearly 34 per game. Veteran Jaroslav Halak finished with a mark of 38-17-4 on the year with a goal against average of 2.43.
Washington was the second place team in the Metropolitan Division in the East. They are the best power play offense in the NHL as they score 25.3% of the time on the man advantage. Goalie Branden Holtby led the club with a 41-20-10 record with a goal against average of 2.22.
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