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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 2/25/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 2/25/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The New York Rangers are set to face off against the Washington Capitals in a highly anticipated NHL matchup taking place at Capital One Arena in DC on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET. The Rangers’ opponents attempted a total of 164 power plays this season, ranking them 27th in professional hockey, and have scored 34 goals as a result. On the other hand, the Rangers attempted 1,693 shots and boast a save percentage of .907. They have recorded a shooting percentage of 10.1% with 1,877 shots attempted, while scoring 150 goals and allowing 124 at even strength.

In power play situations, the Rangers have been fairly successful, scoring 40 goals out of 176 power play chances, giving them a percentage of 22.73%. The team accumulated 75 points this season, resulting in a points percentage of .647. With 190 goals this season, ranking them 11th in the NHL and having allowed 158 goals, the Rangers have been a competitive team in terms of scoring.

Igor Shesterkin will be starting in goal for the Rangers in this game. Shesterkin has achieved 90 quality starts throughout his career, resulting in a quality start percentage of .662. He has recorded 3,922 saves out of 4,247 shots attempted against him, and has faced 325 goals from the  opposition, giving him an average goals-against average of 2.39 per game. With a total record of 87-38-14 and 136 starts under his belt, Shesterkin is poised to make an impact in the upcoming game.

  • The New York  Rangers are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
  • The NY Rangers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road against Washington.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’ last 7 games with an opponent in the East.

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals 2/25/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The Washington Capitals are set to take on their opponents in NHL action, with the game taking place at an undecided venue on an undecided date. Washington has been relatively successful this season, scoring 139 goals at even strength and 38 goals on the power play, ranking them 18th in the league. The Capitals have taken 1,895 shots this season, with a shooting percentage of 9.34%, placing them 8th in the NHL. They have allowed their opponents to take 1,806 shots.

The Capitals have scored 177 goals so far this season, earning 62 points and a points percentage of.517. They have given up 175 goals overall, including 146 at even strength and 29 when shorthanded. The team has had 184 power play opportunities, with a success rate of 20.65%. Their opponents have had 160 power play chances, with a penalty kill rate of 81.88%. Washington’s current save percentage is 90.3%. Darcy Kuemper may take the net for the Capitals in this upcoming game. In his career, Kuemper has played in 338 games, with a record of 159-113-40. He has 178 quality starts, resulting in a quality start rating of 55.5%. Kuemper has stopped 8,822 of the 9,619 shots he faced, giving him a percentage of .917.

  • The Washington Capitals are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
  • Washington is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home against NY Rangers.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals. The NHL pick for this game is the New York Rangers. After losing to the Red Wings 4-1 in their previous game, the New York Rangers will try to improve their performance on the ice. In this game, New York was responsible for 15 penalty minutes. They also attempted two power-play goals but were unsuccessful. The Rangers’ offensive effort in the loss was below average. On the trip, they converted 1 of the 31 shots they fired. The New York Rangers will win to a predicted score of 6-3. In the upcoming game, the New York Rangers will seek redemption after a 4-1 defeat to the Red Wings. The Rangers incurred 15 penalty minutes and failed to convert two power-play opportunities in the previous match. Their offensive performance in the loss was subpar, scoring only once on 31 shot attempts. However, the team is expected to bounce back with a predicted score of 6-3 in their upcoming game.

NHL Starting Time: 1:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Capital One Arena, DC

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023


NHL Odds: New York Rangers -136

NHL Totals: 6

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