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Capitals seek 3-0 lead in New York

The Washington Capitals will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers when the teams meet in Game 3 on Monday.

Washington extended their series lead to 2-0 on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 overtime victory as a -120 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Mike Green scored the OT winner for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby made 24 saves.

This season the Rangers are 26-18-4 overall while the Capitals are 27-18-3. As for the totals, New York is 16-22-10 on the OU, and Washington is 21-24-3.

View Washington vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Capitals listed earlier today as underdogs of +142 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5 at Sportsbook.ag.

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:
The game also pits New York's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 15.7% while the Capitals defense kills off 77.9% of their penalties.

New York was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
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 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games when playing Washington
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at NY Rangers, Wednesday, May 8