Washington hosts season opener against New York
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
Washington; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Capitals -135, Rangers +113; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals open the season at home against the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
Washington went 36-15-5 overall and 17-8-3 at home in the 2020-21 season. The Capitals averaged 29.4 shots per game last season on the way to scoring 3.4 goals per game.
New York went 27-23-6 overall with a 13-12-3 record on the road a season ago. The Rangers recorded 305 assists on 176 total goals last season.
INJURIES: Capitals: Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip).
Rangers: Artemi Panarin: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.