Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Caps/Rangers Preview and Predictions

It's been more than 5 months since the last time these two teams played, also in DC. That last time was obviously a disaster, with the Blueshirts destroying the good guys 5-0.

Neither team has changed drastically. Behind the bench, the Rangers switched Alain Vigneault in for John Tortorella, while star Rick Nash is injured. That's pretty much it. For the Caps, we all know how they've changed, with Mikhail Grabovski replacing Mike Ribeiro.

Let's get right into the predictions.

Me (1-3): 4-2 Caps. I finally got my first win of the year against Edmonton (I almost nailed the score too). Hopefully, the streak will continue. This could come down to special teams, in which case the Caps have a distinct advantage. Our powerplay is the best in the league, while the Rangers PK is one of the worst. Both our PK and the Rangers powerplay are in the middle of the pack. If the Caps can draw penalties, this game is over for New York.

TI-84 (4-0): 4-3 Rangers. The time is right for the calculator to get a prediction wrong at last.

Magic Eraser (1-3): 4-2 Rangers. Hey, I could move past this guy today!

Tune in to NBCSN for Rivalry Night to watch the game, and here's hoping for another win.

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