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New York Islanders host Washington Capitals in hockey action

Washington Capitals

New York Islanders
34-30-13 April 05, 2014, 05:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 31-35-10

Washington pays a visit to New York on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Islanders snipers in hockey action at Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders sit at 31-35-10 on the season; in comparison, the Capitals are currently 34-30-13. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 43-32-1 OU, and Washington is 37-40 OU.View Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The Islanders sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Capitals sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.

The Capitals were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on New York at +171 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 15-ranked offense (2.79 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.03 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 16.92% rate while the Capitals have a 81.62% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Capitals at Islanders trends to consider:
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Washington is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
NY Islanders is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Washington at St. Louis, Tuesday, April 8th
New York at Columbus, Sunday, April 6th