New York vs Washington Wrap - New York Wins 6-0
The battle between the Rangers and Capitals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington was handed a 6-0 defeat on Friday at Verizon Center.
New York was an underdog by +150 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
New York got goals from Erik Christensen (2), Vinny Prospal, Steve Eminger, Brian Boyle, and Derek Stepan in the victory. Eminger opened the scoring at 5:56 of the first period.
Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 35-save effort for the Rangers.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 22 of 28 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 2-for-4, while the Capitals were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 35-28.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face New York.