Free NHL Picks Today: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 3/29/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 3/29/23
Wed 29th March 2023

The New York Islanders (38-28-9) are on the road to face the Washington Capitals (34-32-8) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. New York is coming off a 5-1 win over the Devils on Monday. The Islanders committed only two penalties in the game, holding New Jersey without a power play goal.

Kyle Palmieri was the top goalscorer for the Islanders with two goals. Ilya Sorokin saved an impressive 30 of 31 shots (.967%) in the win.Washington fell 4-3 to the Penguins on Saturday.

Dylan Strome, Alex Ovechkin, and Tom Wilson scored one apiece for the Capitals. Strome added an assist to lead the team in scoring. Darcy Kuemper only had 36 saves on 40 shots against (.900%) in the loss.


The Capitals have won both games between the teams this season, including a 5-1 victory in their most recent meeting on March 11. Rasmus Sandin led Washington with three points (0G 3A). Pierre Engvall scored New York’s only goal. Kuemper got the win, saving 17 of 18 shots (.944%).


New York is averaging 2.99 goals per game for the season, 21st in the NHL, and they are taking on a Capitals team that is allowing 3.08 goals a game (13th). Meanwhile, Washington has found the net 3.16 times a game on average, 18th in the league, and the Islanders are holding opponents to 2.68 goals per game (4th).

The Islanders’ 16.02% power play percentage is the fourth-lowest in the league, while the Capitals rank 13th with a conversion rate of 21.93%. In terms of defending power plays, Washington has the league’s sixth-ranked PK% at 82.93%, while New York is 10th at 82.08%.


With 68 points this season, Brock Nelson is the top skater for the Islanders. He has 32 goals and 36 assists in 75 games. In the net, Sorokin (27-19-7) is New York’s top goaltender.

He has a 2.38 GAA, fifth-best in the league, and a .923% save percentage, third-best. Ovechkin leads the Capitals in scoring with 72 points.

He has 42 goals (7th) and 30 assists. Kuemper (21-23-5) has the best goals against average for Washington at 2.76. He has a save percentage of .911%.


New York is 16-15-6 away from home this season. Washington is 17-14-5 at Capital One Arena this season.

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