Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs Capitals Odds
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(7-10-4) New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals (13-6-2)
Date: Thursday, December 1st
Time: 7:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -240
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The New York Islanders will be looking for their second win in a row on Wednesday night before making the trip to Washington D.C on Thursday to take on the Capitals.
New York was able to come away with a 2-1 win in overtime against Calgary on Monday to put an end to a two game losing skid.
The Capitals will be looking for their third win in four games after falling 2-4 in Toronto last Saturday.
New York Islanders
After losing two games in a row, the New York Islanders were able to come up with a 2-1 overtime win at home against the Flames Monday night.
New York was able to get on the board first when Josh Tavares found the net for the sixth time this season at 7:28 in the first period.
After allowing things to get knotted up, Thomas Hickey was able to score his second of the season for the game winner at 1:53 in the Extra period.
The Islanders have had a pretty tough go of it on both sides of the ice this season.
They have only been able to score an average of 2.4 goals per game. They struggle getting in the net on the power play, converting only 12.9 percent of their opportunities.
New York is allowing their opponents to score an average of 3.0 goals per game which currently puts them at 23rd in the NHL.
They have been weak this year when skating a man down, giving up a goal 20 percent of the time.
The Washington Capitals had a two game winning streak brought to and end with a 2-4 loss in Toronto on Saturday.
The Caps were already facing a 2-0 deficit when Nicklas Backstrom scored his sixth of the season at 9:30 into the third period. Marcus Johansson was able to register his ninth goal of the season at 16:44, but the game was already out of reach.
Washington is currently in third place of the Metropolitan Division, five point behind the first place Rangers
The Capitals are currently 12th in the NHL with an average of 2.7 goals per game. They are just below the league average on the power play , converting 15.6 of their opportunities.
Washington has been strong on the defensive end of the ice, only giving up an average of 2.2 goals per game. They are 17th in the league in penalty kill, just allowing a goal 17.4 percent of the time they are skating a man down.
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- New York is 2-6 in their previous 8 games.
- Washington is 4-2 in their previous 6 games.
Free New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals NHL Hockey Prediction
There really isn’t a whole lot to think about in this one. Washington is by far a much better all around team. The fact that they are skating on their home ice is just extra icing on the cake.
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Washington had won two out of three games before coming up short in Toronto and this game will give them a great opportunity to get back in the win column.
There is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to come away with three, four, maybe even five goals in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 1, Washington 4
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