New York Rangers at Washington Capitals - NHL Betting Playoffs

NHL betting playoffs action should be superb in the first round as the Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers.

The Capitals are favored in Game 1 on Wednesday and they are the favorites in the series. Gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs action may have a tough time deciding upon a side in this series as the goaltending edge looks to be with New York while the Capitals have the offensive edge.

NHL betting playoffs numbers tell us that the Capitals went 3-0-1 against the Rangers this season. The Caps have Alexander Ovechkin and he has help with Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green. NHL betting playoffs stats tell us that the Capitals finished with over 100 points in a season for the first time since 1999-2000. The Caps only question mark looks to be in goal as Jose Theodore has never proven he can be trusted in the playoffs. Washington does have Ovechkin though and that may be all they need. He scored 56 goals this season and teaming with defenseman Mike Green, they give the Capitals a lot of scoring power.

The Rangers are being considered in this series by those who bet on NHL Playoffs action. The Rangers could have the edge in goal with Henrik Lundquist and that could prove critical in this NHL betting playoffs series. The Rangers have a lot of potential scorers and if they start to produce then New York could be an upset choice in this NHL betting playoffs series by gamblers who bet on NHL playoffs action.

NHL betting playoffs stats tell us that Washington ranked second in the league on the power play, with a 25.2% success rate. The Rangers were 29th at 13.9% so that could be a big key in this NHL betting playoffs series. Washington was 17th in the league in penalty killing as NHL betting playoffs statistics show while the Rangers ranked first. Which team scores on the power play could decide this NHL betting playoffs matchup.

Washington's Alexander Ovechkin ranked second in the league with 110 points while Nicklas Backstrom tied for ninth with 88 points. NHL betting playoffs numbers tell us that Ovechkin tied for second in the league with 19 power play goals while Mike Green ranked fourth with 18 power play goals.

Ryan Callahan led the Rangers with four points in four games against the Capitals this year as NHL betting playoffs numbers show.

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