NHL Predictions Today 1/9/16
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers
1:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 9, 2016
Money Line Odds: Washington -105/ New York -105
Game Total: 5
NHL Starting Goalies Today 1/9/16
- Washington Capitals -> Braden Holtby
Holtby has a 1.90 GAA and .933 save percentage in 33 contests this season
- New York Rangers -> Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 of 23 shots in Tuesday’s 6-2 win over Dallas. Which was just Lundqvist’s third win in his last eight contests. The 33-year-old has an 18-11-3 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage
At home Lundqvist is 12-4 with a 2.18 goals against average and against the Caps in his career he has gone 19-12 with a 2.81 goals against average.
Washington Capitals Preview
Washington is a very deep offensive team that has seven players scoring in double digits. Overall the Caps are 2nd in the league in scoring at 3.2 goals per game, while also ranking 2nd in power play conversions 25.4%
Goaltending has been stellar for the Capitals. Holtby is the main reason why the Capitals are 2nd overall in goals allowed, giving up just 2.1 goals per game, while allowing teams to convert on just 15.5% of their power play chances, which is 6th in the league.
New York Rangers Preview
As predicted for this season New York has been a strong offensive team this year as they come in ranked 4th in scoring, potting 2.9 goals per game, while converting on 19.3% of their power play chances, which is 12th in the league.
Defense on the other hand has been up and down. They come in at 13th in goals allowed, giving up 2.6 goals per game and 15th on the penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on 19.5% of their power play chances.
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Prediction 1/9/16
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