Capitals vs. Rangers Prediction
The Capitals have won their last five on the road but will that streak continue on Thursday night when they take on the Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden? Washington is currently listed as moneyline underdogs.
051 Washington Capitals (+108) at 052 New York Rangers (-130); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 24, 2022
Washington Capitals DFS Spin
Nicklas Backstrom (personal) is expected to rejoin the Capitals on Wednesday. Backstrom missed Tuesday's practice for personal reasons. The New York Rangers will host the Capitals on Thursday and Backstrom is expected to make the trip.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Artemi Panarin scored a goal and assisted on another in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Panarin started out his afternoon's work assisting on Ryan Strome's first period goal. That one tied up the game. Midway through the second period, the 30-year-old forward would be a little more selfish, putting in a go-ahead goal of his own to help propel New York to a narrow, low-scoring victory. On the whole this season, Panarin has notched a strong 14 goals and 55 points across 45 games played. This was Panarin's 17th multi-point showing of the campaign.
Capitals vs. Rangers Betting Prediction
The Capitals have won four of their last five games against the Rangers, are 5-0 in their last five road games and are 17-7 in their last 24 games playing on three or more days of rest. They’re also 7-3 in their last 10 games against Metropolitan opponents and are 15-7 in their last 22 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +108