Free NHL Picks Today: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 4/10/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 4/10/23
Mon 10th April 2023

The New York Islanders (41-30-9) travel to take on the Washington Capitals (34-36-9), who will be out to halt their losing streak, at Capital One Arena on Monday.

New York is coming off a 4-0 win over the Flyers on Saturday. The Islanders committed only two penalties in the game, holding Philadelphia without a power play goal. Four players found the net for the Islanders.

Ilya Sorokin recorded his sixth shutout of the season, most in the league, with an impressive 27 saves. Washington lost for the sixth straight game, falling 4-2 to the Panthers on Saturday.

Tom Wilson and Dylan Strome both scored once for the Capitals. Wilson added an assist to lead the team in scoring. Charlie Lindgren saved 33 of 36 shots in the loss.


The Capitals have won two of the three games between the teams this season, although the Islanders were 2-1 (SO) victors in their most recent meeting in March. Pierre Engvall scored New York’s only goal. Sorokin got the win, saving 25 of 26 shots (.961%).


New York is averaging 2.95 goals per game for the season, 23rd in the NHL, and they are taking on a Capitals team that is allowing 3.15 goals a game (17th).

Meanwhile, Washington has found the net 3.06 times a game on average, 20th in the league, and the Islanders are holding opponents to 2.62 goals per game (3rd).

The Islanders’ 15.28% power play percentage is the second-lowest in the league, while the Capitals rank 17th with a conversion rate of 21.07%. In terms of penalty killing, Washington has the league’s sixth-ranked PK% at 82.65%, while New York is ninth at 82.19%.


With 73 points this season, Brock Nelson is the top skater for the Islanders. He has 34 goals and 39 assists in 80 games. In the net, Sorokin (30-21-7) is New York’s top goaltender.

He has a 2.33 GAA, fifth-best in the league, and a .925% save percentage, third-best.Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in scoring with 74 points. He has 42 goals (8th) and 32 assists in 72 games. Darcy Kuemper (21-26-6) has the best goals against average for Washington at 2.84. He has a save percentage of .908%.


New York is 17-17-6 away from home this season. Washington is looking to end a three-game home losing streak this season.

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Washington Capitals (-175)

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