Capitals vs Rangers Picks and Prediction – 4/21/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/20/2024 at 9:22 PM ET

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers 04/21/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/21/2024, 7:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NYR -250 ; O/U 5.5

The Washington Capitals will be up north Sunday in New York for a round one game one matchup against the New York Rangers. Washington barely slipped into the playoffs with forty wins on the year after winning their last three games of the regular season. Offensively Washington has been a bottom feeder in the NHL averaging just 2.63 goals on 30.5 shots per game. Defensively the Capitals had their issues as well allowing 3.07 goals on more than 30 shots per game but gave up just three goals across the last three games of the regular season. For other NHL news see our NHL Picks.

Charlie Lindgren did the work in the net for Washington in their last outing with a .964 save percentage for giving up just one goal on 28 shots in 60 minutes. TJ Oshie came up huge for the Washington offense with one goal and one assist in more than 18 minutes on the ice. Alexander Ovechkin chipped in as well with one goal in nearly 15 minutes of game time.

The New York Rangers open the 2024 playoffs with 55 wins on the year as the top team in the metropolitan division. New York averaged 3.39 goals on 31.5 shots per game and scored four in their last game of the regular season. Defensively New York was just as strong holding opponents to 2.76 goals on less than 30 shots per outing.

Artemi Panarin has done everything this season for New York leading the team with 120 points and 71 assist, while boasting a team high 49 goals on 302 total shots. Igor Shesterkin has held it down in the net for New York with 36 wins on the year and a .913 save percentage overall.

Our Free NHL Pick for New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

The Rangers are one of the best teams in the NHL and have been all year. Look for New York to defend home ice Sunday and their seeding. Take the Rangers to dominate start to finish as they roll to the easy home win against the Capitals. Final Score Prediction, New York Rangers win and cover 5-1.

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