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Washington puts road win streak on the line against New York

February 23, 2022 GMT

Washington Capitals (28-15-9, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. New York Rangers (32-13-5, third in the Metropolitan)

New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington hits the road against New York aiming to continue its five-game road winning streak.

The Rangers are 20-5-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York averages 8.7 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Eastern Conference. Jacob Trouba leads the team serving 71 total minutes.

The Capitals are 9-3-1 against Metropolitan opponents. Washington is seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Alex Ovechkin with 31.

In their last meeting on Oct. 13, Washington won 5-1. Ovechkin scored a team-high two goals for the Capitals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 55 points, scoring 14 goals and collecting 41 assists. Chris Kreider has eight goals over the last 10 games for New York.

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Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 62 points, scoring 31 goals and adding 31 assists. Joe Snively has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.

Capitals: 5-5-0, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.

INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.

Capitals: Justin Schultz: day to day (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.