Islanders vs. Capitals Gm 2 Odds


WASHINGTON, DC (TheSpread) – Can the New York Islanders put the Washington Capitals down 0-2 on the road when the two meet tonight at 7PM ET in Game 2 of their NHL Playoff series?

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The Capitals are now 45-27-11 on the season and 23-14-5 at home while the Islanders are 48-28-7 overall and 23-14-5 on the road. Following a 4-1 win in Game 1, the Islanders have now won three of five meetings with the Capitals this season. Despite that, Washington has won six of the last 10 against the Islanders, dating back to 2013. These two have pushed or hit the under in five of their last eight meetings.

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Capitals are favored at home in this game, as Washington is getting a money line of -145 to win. The Islanders have been given odds of +125 to win this contest. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.

The Islanders made a statement with a 4-1 win in Game 1 of this series. The stats were pretty even, as New York had just a 27-25 edge in shots and the Capitals had a 46-36 edge in hits. Washington goalie Braden Holtby struggled, making just 23 saves on the night, while saving just 88.5 percent he faced. Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for the Isles, stopping 96 percent of the shots he faced. Brock Nelson led the Islanders with a pair of goals in the victory.

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