NY Rangers & Washington Capitals Game 7
The New York Rangers are are going to game seven in their series against the Washington Capitals. It has been a competitive series that saw one game go into triple overtime. The game will be Saturday May 12, 2012 at 7:30pm. Bovada has the spread betting line with the Rangers -1.5
Most hockey fans have heard the name Alexander Ovechkin. However, he has been mostly an afterthought in the 2012 playoffs. He has five playoff goals, but he has also been benched for long stretches of the series. Marian Gaborik will be counted on to continue producing for the Rangers. Brad Richards has also come up big in this series.
Washington has been lead in this series by young goaltender Braden Holtby. Holtby has a GAA of 2.50 in eight games played.
The Rangers have a spectacular goalie of their own. Henrik Lundquist led the league in shutouts in the regular season. He has a GAA of 1.97 in the 2012 playoffs.
New York is looking to go to the conference finals for the first time since 1994. The Rangers won their last Stanley Cup in that same season. Washington is looking to get to the conference finals for the first time since 1998. The winner of this series will play the New Jersey Devils in the next round.
The Rangers have the home ice advantage in the deciding game of the series. The home team is 4-2 so far in the series. However, previous results are meaningless when trying to predict future outcomes. Getting the first goal will be huge for the Capitals. Washington is 6-1 when scoring first.