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Capitals look to finish off the Rangers

The New York Rangers will be on the brink of elimination on Sunday afternoon as they play host to the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

Washington picked up a 2-1 win in overtime as a -125 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 5 of the series on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the set. Mike Ribeiro scored the winner for the Capitals, while Braden Holtby made 24 saves.

New York will face the 27-18-3 Capitals. In totals betting, the Rangers are 16-22-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Capitals are 21-24-3 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Rangers as -137 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Rangers and the No. 16-rated Capitals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 12-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Capitals have a 77.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Capitals at Rangers trends to consider:
Washington is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to NY Rangers, Monday, May 13