Capitals vs Rangers Game 3 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/26

Capitals vs Rangers Game 3 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/26

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Preview: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers Prediction

 

Washington Capitals

Preview

The Washington Capitals seek to turn the tide as they face the New York Rangers in Game 3 at Capital One Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 26, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

With their backs against the wall, the Capitals will rely on their home advantage to spark a comeback in the series. Led by Alex Ovechkin and Connor Lindgren, they aim to capitalize on their opportunities and secure a much-needed victory to stay alive in the playoffs.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
C. Lindgren 25 16 7 6 2.67 .911
D. Kuemper 13 14 3 1 3.31 .890

Scoring Leaders

Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in goals with 31, while also contributing 13 power-play goals.

Injury Report

  • Sonny Milano (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Rasmus Sandin (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Vincent Iorio (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Nick Jensen (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Ethan Bear (D) - OUT (Expected return: Sep 15)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 2.63
GA/G 3.07

Recent Performances

The Capitals have faced tough losses in Game 1 and Game 2 against the Rangers but will look to turn things around on home ice.

 

New York Rangers

Preview

The New York Rangers aim to maintain their momentum as they face the Washington Capitals in Game 3 at Capital One Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 26, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Rangers have dominated the series so far, led by Artemi Panarin and Igor Shesterkin. With their potent offense and strong goaltending, they will look to continue their winning streak and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Shesterkin 36 17 2 4 2.58 .913
J. Quick 18 6 2 2 2.62 .911

Scoring Leaders

Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in points with an impressive 120, while also leading in goals with 49.

Injury Report

  • Filip Chytil (C) - IR-LT (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Erik Gustafsson (D) - Day -To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Jacob Trouba (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Ryan Lindgren (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Alex Wennberg (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.39
GA/G 2.76

Recent Performances

The Rangers have been in top form, winning both Game 1 and Game 2 against the Capitals.

 

Prediction

With both teams boasting strong offenses and capable goaltenders, expect an intense and high-scoring game. The over of 5.5 goals is the pick here, as both the Rangers and Capitals will push the pace and create scoring opportunities throughout the game. Look for the power plays to be particularly effective, leading to multiple goals and surpassing the total goal mark.

 

Pick: Over 5.5 goals 

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