Washington takes road win streak into matchup with New York


Washington Capitals (33-14-5, first in the East Division) vs. New York Rangers (26-21-6, fifth in the East Division)

New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -108, Capitals -111

BOTTOM LINE: Washington visits New York aiming to extend its three-game road winning streak.

The Rangers are 26-21-6 against East Division opponents. New York ranks 10th in the league recording 8.7 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.5 assists.

The Capitals are 33-14-5 against the rest of their division. Washington leads the league shooting 11.8% and averaging 3.4 goals on 29.0 shots per game.

The teams meet for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Adam Fox leads the Rangers with 42 assists and has 47 points this season. Mika Zibanejad has seven goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for New York.

Nicklas Backstrom leads the Capitals with 52 points, scoring 15 goals and adding 37 assists. Daniel Sprong has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5-0, averaging three goals, 5.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

Capitals: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.

INJURIES: Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: day to day (upper body), Jack Johnson: out (sports hernia), Artemi Panarin: unknown (lower body), Chris Kreider: day to day (lower body), Brett Howden: out (foot), Jacob Trouba: day to day (upper body).

Capitals: T.J. Oshie: day to day (personal), Alex Ovechkin: day to day (lower body), Michal Kempny: out (lower body).




The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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