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Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers 5/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers 5/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The second match between the Washington Capitals and the NY Rangers will be held at the Madison Square Garden in NY City on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 7:00 PM EDT.

After encountering a sweep against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington bounced back and won the first meeting with the Rangers, earning them a score of 6-3. Nic Dowd shot the first goal in the 1st period of the game. Tom Wilson made the winning point in the 3rd period. The Capitals are 2nd at 33-14-5 in the East Division standings.

The Capitals are averaging 3.42 goals per game on 29.0 shots with a 26.1% success rate on the power plays while killing off 83.2%. The defense for Washington is allowing an average of 2.94 goals per game. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Capitals with 52 points, 37 assists, and 15 goals. Alex Ovechkin makes the most goals with 24.

  • Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.
  • Nashville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games against Columbus.
  • Nashville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road.

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Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Predictions 5/5/2021

The New York Rangers were swept by the New York Islanders in their previous match and they started their first meeting with the Capitals with another loss. The team had a score of 6-3 in their recent match. The first goal was made by Mika Zibanejad in the 1st period. Zibanejad scored another shot in the 2nd period along with Kaapo Kakko. The Rangers are 5th in the East Division standings with a record of 26-21-6.

New York is averaging 3.19 goals per game on 29.4 shots with a 21.1% success rate on the power plays and 83.2% on the penalty kills. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing an average of 2.70 goals per game. The team is led by Artemi Panarin who has 58 points, 41 assists, and 17 goals. Mika Zibanejad leads the goals with 22. Adam Fox has the highest number of assists with 42.

  • The total went OVER in 9 of Columbus’ last 13 games.
  • Columbus is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of Columbus’ last 15 games against Nashville.

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers. The NHL’s pick is the Washington Capitals. The team is sitting on the first rank in the East Division and they are playing better than the Rangers this season. The NY Rangers are having trouble in their plays lately and they are likely to encounter another one in this round. Look for the Washington Capitals to win to a predicted score of 5-2.

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Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers 5/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Location: Madison Square Garden

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 

TV: NBCSN

NHL Odds/Point Spread: Washington Capitals -128

NHL Totals: 7

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