Capitals vs Rangers Picks and Prediction – 4/23/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/22/2024 at 6:31 PM ET

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers 04/23/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/23/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NYR -275 ; O/U 5.5

The Washington Capitals limp into Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round matchup with the New York Rangers. Washington was abused in game one with a three goal loss on Sunday. The Washington offense has been bad all season averaging just 2.63 goals on 26.5 shots and scored only one in game one of the set. Defensively the Capitals were mediocre allowing just over three goals per game, but a lackluster offense made things difficult all year. For other NHL news see our NHL Picks.

Charlie Lindgren struggled immensely for Washington in game one of this series with a .871 save percentage of giving up four goals on 31 shots in the game period Martin Fehervary provided the only real spark for Washington scoring the lone goal of the game. The Capitals did get assists from two other players to round out the scoring.

The New York Rangers come into game two up by one game following their blowout win over the weekend. Offensively New York has been top tier all season averaging nearly 3.3 goals per game on just over 31 shots and have scored four goals in each of their last two victories. Defensively New York has done the work as well allowing just 2.76 goals and have given up one total goal during their last two games.

Igor Shesterkin was phenomenal in the net for New York in game one with a .952 save percentage of giving up just one goal and 21 shots. Jimmy Vesey came up big for the New York offense with one goal and one assist in nearly 12 minutes on the ice. Three other Rangers found the net as well, while Barclay Goodrow chipped in two assists in the game.

Our Free NHL Pick for New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

The New York Rangers dominated game 1 of this set and will do so again on Tuesday. Look for the Rangers to again overwhelm Washington in every aspect leading to the easy win. Take the Rangers to roll Tuesday night to another win and cover as they take a 2 game lead in this series. Final Score Prediction, New York Rangers win and cover 5-2.

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