The Washington Capitals are off to the road in Game 1 to play the New York Rangers in an NHL playoff pro hockey game slated for Thursday April 30th.
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Start time from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.
The Game 1 odds from this game have the home team New York Rangers the -170 wagering favorite with the return on the underdog Washington Capitals at +150 odds. The goal total is lined at five goals.
The teams have met four times this regular season with New York winning three of the four games with all wins coming in regulation time. The games played in New York were won by the Rangers 4-2 and Washington posted a 5-2 road win on New York home ice.
Washington Capitals moved in the Eastern conference semifinals following the 2-1 home victory in Game 7 in the opening round on Monday to the New York Islanders as a -150 betting favorite. The total went under five goals.
The Capitals had 26 shots on net and did not have a power play opportunity. It was a 1-1 tie into the third period and it was Evgeny Kuzntsov scoring the game winning goal at 12:42. Joel Ward had the first goal for Washington. Braden Holtby turned away 10 of 11 shots as the Capitals allowed just 11 shots on net.
New York Rangers punched their ticket into the second round of the playoffs after the 2-1 home overtime victory in Game 5 on Friday to the Pittsburgh Penguins as a -178 betting favorite. The total went under five goals.
The Rangers had 36 shots on net and were 1 of 3 on the man advantage. Carl Hagelin got the game winning goal in overtime at 10:52. Derek Stepan scored the first goal for the New York. Henrik Lundqvist faced 38 shots on net and made 37 saves.
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