Capitals vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/9

Capitals vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/9

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Preview: New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals - Clash of Metropolitan Titans

Introduction

Get ready for a thrilling showdown as the New York Rangers take on the Washington Capitals. This comprehensive preview includes player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on December 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

 

New York Rangers

The Rangers, boasting a remarkable record of 18-5-1, are set to challenge the Washington Capitals, who stand at 12-8-3 in the season.

Goaltender Duel:

Rangers' goaltenders Igor Shesterkin and Jonathan Quick have displayed impressive stats with 2.75 GA/G and .911 SV%, and 2.34 GA/G and .918 SV%, respectively. Capitals' goaltenders Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren showcase 3.23 GA/G and .887 SV%, and 2.61 GA/G and .924 SV%, respectively.

 

Game Information

The game is scheduled at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, on December 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The Rangers are favored with a -155 money line, and the over/under is set at 5.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on key players like Artemi Panarin for the Rangers and Alex Ovechkin for the Capitals. Panarin leads with 37 points and 16 goals, while Ovechkin boasts 15 points and 5 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Rangers have Chris Kreider and Barclay Goodrow listed as day-to-day with an expected return date of December 9. The Capitals have T.J. Oshie and Max Pacioretty on IR, with Charlie Lindgren listed as day-to-day.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
New York Rangers 3.38 2.71 30.1 30.1 237 22 29.7 12 84.8 2 0
Washington Capitals 2.35 3.00 27.9 31.1 184 6 9.0 16 77.8 2 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

New York Rangers

The Rangers faced a setback with a 6-2 loss against Ottawa (12/5) in their recent game.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals went down in a shootout against Dallas (12/7), with a final score of 5-4.

 

Prediction

Anticipate an intense battle as the New York Rangers clash with the Washington Capitals. With the Rangers' stellar record and key player Artemi Panarin leading the scoring charts, the odds favor the Rangers in this matchup.

Considering the Rangers' recent dominance and their ability to control the game, the prediction leans towards a victory for the New York Rangers.

 

Pick: New York Rangers to Win

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