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Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 02/10/2020 Betting Picks, NHL Odds and Preview
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Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 02/10/2020 – History will have to wait a little longer as Alex Ovechkin went scoreless on Saturday against Philadelphia in what could have been a milestone night for the Washington Capitals star captain. With two more left before becoming a member of the NHL 700-goal club, Ovechkin was completely shut down by the Flyers defense which also served the Capitals their worst defeat of the season. But the Russian superstar is not bothered at all like the chance to barge to the historic club comes on Monday when Washington ends their four-game homestand against the New York Islanders. Ovechkin and the Capitals are projected to bounce-back strong with the NHL Betting Lines backing them at -180 to win. In effect, the visiting Islanders are tagged as slight underdogs with +160 moneyline price.
Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 02/10/2020
When: Monday, February 10, 07:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C
TV: MSG Plus
Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 02/10/2020 Betting Odds:
What was supposed to be a historic evening turned utterly gloomy as the Capitals suffered a 7-2 obliteration at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers. Goalie Braden Holtby has been criticized for his subpar showing in the last two months for Washington. But the club’s leader in points John Carlson is not one to dwell on the poor play of his teammate, cutting Holtby some slack as he lauded him with his effort for the team. In 37 games played, Holtby accounted for 945 saves at 89 percent success rate. The Washington Capitals will be on a serious mission as they also try to regain the ultimate ascendancy at the NHL standings from the Boston Bruins.
Players to watch: John Carlson (GP 55, G 14, A 51, PTS 65), Alex Ovechkin (GP 54, G 40, A 17, PTS 57), Evgeny Kuznetsov (GP 52, G 19, A 27, PTS 46).
New York Islanders
All eyes will once again turn to Alex Ovechkin’s historic feat and the Capitals’ attempt to rebound from a forgettable defeat to step right back into the win column. With these storylines shadowing the Islanders, it will be tough for New York to steal the show. But Anthony Beauvillier and the rest of the crew are obviously up to the challenge. Beauvillier is riding a five-game point streak where he collected three points and three assists that include a set-up of Derick Brassard’s power-play goal in the deciding period that came too late as the Islanders fell to a 3-1 defeat against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Players to watch: Mathew Barzal (GP 53, G 18, A 26, PTS 44), Brock Nelson (GP 53, G 21, A 21, PTS 42), Anthony Beauvillier (GP 53, G 15, A 19, PTS 34).
Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions
Capitals are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
Islanders are 10-4 in their last 14 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Capitals vs Islanders Betting Picks
With the limelight turned against them, the Islanders will enter Washington with a mission to spoil every previewed plot that highlights the Capitals. As they defy the shadows on ice, expect the Islanders to conquer the NHL Odds as well and serve Washington their fourth loss in six games.
Score Prediction: Capitals 2, Islanders 3.