New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 4/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 4/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Panarin-led New York Rangers will be in Washington DC to take on the Ovechkin-led Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Sunday afternoon.


The NY Rangers at 44-21-11 overall record and placed third in the Metropolitan Division with only four points behind Carolina in the first place.


Despite losing the last two matches played, the Rangers are already assured of joining the postseason competition after clinching a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.


On Friday, the NY Rangers surrendered a road match to the Buffalo Sabres to a score of 2-3 in the extended period. However, the Rangers are doing fine after winning three of the last five games.


The New York Rangers trailed by a 0-2 deficit until the early minutes of the second period until RW Kaapo Kakko nailed his 15th goal of the season on assists from Center Filip Chytil and LW Alexis Lafreniere cutting the lead to 1-2 ending the second period.


Defenseman Adam Fox also found the back of the net in the 9:45 minute of the final period assisted by Center Barclay Goodrow and Tyler Motte bringing the game into overtime at 2-all.


The Rangers failed to score in the extended period thus losing the game to a score of 2-3.  


The totals went UNDER in 8 of the New York Rangers’ last 12 outings. The Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 matches.


The totals went UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers’ last 6 road games while the Rangers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 contests when playing on the road versus Washington.


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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Predictions 4/2/2023


The Washington Capitals are limping on their way back home after losing three consecutive games and will try to get back when hosting the New York Rangers on Sunday.


Washington at 34-33-9 overall placed sixth in the Metropolitan Division with 22 points behind the New Rangers in third place while posting a 17-14-6 home record for the year.


The Capitals enter this Metro battle after losing seven of the last ten matches played with a three-game losing streak including a heartbreaking 1-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.  


The Washington Capitals were chasing a 0-2 deficit after the first period until Center Craig Smith nailed his seventh goal of the season and first for the Capitals in the 16:10 minute of the second period assisted by Center Evgeny Kuznetsov and Defenseman Rasmus Sandin in cutting the lead to 1-2.


However, Washington’s defense collapsed in the final period and gave up three unanswered goals to Tampa Bay on the way to their 1-5 loss.   


The totals went OVER in 8 of the Capitals’ last 10 outings while Washington is 1-6 straight up in its last 7 games played.


The totals went OVER in 4 of the Capitals’ last 5 home matches while Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 contests when playing at home versus the NY Rangers.


New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals. The NHL Pick for this contest is NY Rangers -125.


Both teams struggled to get back on the winning track as the Rangers enter this duel with two successive losses while the Capitals are riding on a three-game losing streak.


However, the NY Rangers are the better team here winning three of the last five while Washington lost six of the last seven games played. The prediction: New York Rangers will win 4-3.


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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 4/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET


Location: Capital One Arena in Washington. DC


Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023     




NHL Odds/Point Spread: New York Rangers -125      


NHL Totals: 6.0


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