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Added February 25th, 2011 by Steve

NHL Predictions: New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

New York Rangers (32-26-4) @ Washington Capitals (32-19-10)

Time: 7:00 pm EST

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My Predictions: Washington Capitals 5-3

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Preview: A pair of Eastern Conference foes will get together Friday night at the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital. The New York Rangers will take on the Washington Capitals.

The Rangers are 32-26-4 overall, and 7th in the Eastern Conference standings. Washington is 32-19-10 for 74 points, currently 5th in the postseason.

The Rangers would start the playoffs at Tampa Bay, while the Capitals would start in Pittsburgh. The Rangers are coming off a road win Tuesday night over the Carolina Hurricanes. The NY Rangers rank 7th in the league is goals allowed; 2.5 per game. New York’s leading scorer has been left wing Brandon Dubinsky, who has 19 goals and 24 assists.

The Capitals have also been solid defensively, ranking 6th in the league allowing 2.4 goals per game. Washington shut-out Pittsburgh on Monday to get back on the winning track. The Capitals are led offensively by Alexander Ovechin and his 24 goals and 38 assists.

My Betting Picks: Washington has been tough at home. The Capitals come away with the win. Washington 5-3.

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