New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals
Stadium: Madison Square Garden (New York City)
Prediction for the NHL New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals match, which will take place on December 28th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
New York Rangers
Rangers continues to gain momentum. The start of the current regular season did not work out for the Rangers, but gradually they were still able to add. Yes, before that, they had an unsuccessful stretch at the junction of November and December, when they suffered five defeats in six meetings, but after that, they played completely differently. In the next nine matches, Gerard Gallant's wards allowed only one defeat from Pittsburgh – 2:3, and in eight more cases, they managed to win. At the same time, the New York team's defense began to act more productively, and the attack played consistently well, which allowed the Rangers to climb to sixth place in the standings in the East.
Washington has a similar scenario for the regular season. From the very beginning of the season, the capitals could not find their game, allowing numerous point losses, but in December, the problems seemed to go away by themselves. The Capitals still have several key players in the infirmary, but the results have increased sharply. In the last ten meetings, the wards of Peter Laviolette have won nine victories, losing only to Dallas – 1:2. This breakthrough helped Washington to rise to seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings, and Alexander Ovechkin scored a double the day before and became the second best sniper in NHL history, beating Gordie Howe.
Expert Betting Tips
The Rangers and Washington are approaching the first face-to-face battle in the current regular season, being in excellent shape. The Rangers have eight wins in the last nine games, and the Capitals have won in nine of the previous ten matches. Both teams are on the move now, they are not going to slow down, but in the upcoming confrontation, the favorites are still the representatives of New York. They will play on their ice, where they have not lost points in four consecutive games, and the last two personal meetings were left for the wards of Gerard Gallan.
The confrontation between the Rangers and Washington has kept us from having high performance lately. In 2022, the rivals met twice, and both times the teams from New York were stronger - 4:1 and 3:2. So in the upcoming game, we are unlikely to have a scoring extravaganza since both teams are on the move now and will try to extend their successful streak, minimizing the risk of mistakes from their own the gate.
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