Rangers vs Capitals Picks and Prediction – 4/26/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/25/2024 at 1:51 PM ET

New York Rangers at Washington Capitals 04/26/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/26/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NYR -175 ; O/U 5.5

The New York Rangers will be on the road for the first time in the playoffs Friday night with a game in Washington, DC for game three of their first round matchup against the Capitals. New York comes into game three up by two games following a one goal victory over Washington in game two. Offensively New York has stepped it up in the postseason averaging exactly four goals per game through the 1st 2 outings. Defensively New York has been better as well having given up just four total goals over two games resulting in the commanding series lead. For other NHL news see our NHL Picks.

Igor Shesterkin struggled a bit in the net for New York in game two but held on to post a .880 save percentage after giving up three goals on 25 shots in 60 minutes. Vincent Trochek and Mika Zibanejad both led the way for the New York offense with one goal and one assist each. New York got goals from two other players in the game as well.

The Washington Capitals will welcome home ice Friday night down by two games in this series. Offensively Washington averaged 2.63 goals on 26.5 shots per game during the regular season but have averaged just two goals through the 1st 2 outings. Defensively Washington has struggled as well having given up goals in each game nearly a goal up from their season average.

Charlie Lindgren struggled immensely in the net for Washington in game 2 giving up four goals on 28 shots to boast a .857 save percentage in just over 57 minutes on the ice. Tom Wilson led the way for the Washington offense with one goal and one assist in 19.5 minutes on the ice. Connor McMichael and Dylan Strome chipped in as well scoring one goal each.

Our Free NHL Pick for Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers

The Rangers have been in full control of this game to start the series and will keep it rolling Friday. New York has scored 4 goals in each of the first 2 games and have shown their offense is the difference. Take the Rangers to continue to fill it up leading to another win on the road Friday night. Final Score Prediction, New York Rangers win 4-2.

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