In this Piece we will take a look at some of the Powerful All time Statistical indicators in the NHL Playoff Series deciding game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden.
On Wednesday the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals will square off one last time to decide their Quarter Finals Playoff Series. There are plenty of Story lines and statistical Models that apply to this game, and we will take a look at some of them.
The Rangers are the Defending East Conference Champs and have won 2 straight in the series to get to this pivotal Game 7. In the 6 games played so far, you cant get a closer series with each team scoring 11 goals and getting strong goal tending From The King. Henrik Lundquist and Washington net Minder B. Holtby. The Rangers were able to break through and barely escaped, getting a much needed win in Washington in Game 6. The Rangers held on for a 4-3 win and received a strong 2 goal performance from Winger Chris Kreider. Washington is led by high flying Super star Alexander Ovechkin,who Guaranteed victory for his team saying that the Capitals will play Tampa bay or Montreal in the next round. The NY. Rangers have won this years Presidents Cup. However, of the last 11 teams to win this Trophy. Only 2 have won the Cup and 6 teams lost in the 2nd round.
The New York Rangers have now played in 13 straight best of 7 NHL playoff games where the margin of victory was one goal starting with Game 4 of the 2014 NHL Finals. This is the longest such stretch in NHL History. When tied 3-3 in a playoff series, the New York Rangers have a Game 7 record of 8-5, while the Washington Capitals have a Game 7 record of 4-9. The Rangers have one the Best records in the league at 9-0 at home when facing elimination, having never lost a game 7 here at Madison Square Garden winning all 6 times. Washington on the Other hand has lost the most series in NHL History when leading a series at least 3-1, having lost 4 times. The Capitals are a dismal 3-11 in series clinching games. The Rangers will look to make history here tonight as No team has ever come back from 3-1 deficits in back to back Post seasons. Below are the sequence scenarios for how teams Home teams in Game 7 performed if they lost game one at home, won game 2 at home, lost games 3 and 4 on the road, won game 5 at home and game 6 on the road.
Schedule and 2014-15 Results
Regular Season Records: New York Rangers 53-22-7=113pts, Washington 45-26-11=101pts
Game 1 on Thursday, 30 April: Washington wins at New York Rangers, 2-goals-1
Game 2 on Saturday, 02 May: Washington loses at New York Rangers, 3-goals-2
Game 3 on Monday, 04 May: New York Rangers lose at Washington, 1-goal-nil
Game 4 on Wednesday, 06 May: New York Rangers lose at Washington, 2-goals-1
Game 5 on Friday, 08 May: Washington loses at New York Rangers, 2-goals-1 (OT)
Game 6 on Sunday, 10 May: New York Rangers win at Washington, 4-goals-3
Game 7 on Wednesday, 13 May: Washington at New York Rangers
ALL TIME GAME 7 Home teams
Game 7 record, NHL only, all rounds: 89-64 (.582)
Game 7 record, NHL only, Quarterfinals round: 23-24 (.489)
Exact Sequence Scenario Model
HISTORICAL VICTORY PROBABILITIES: Tied LWLLWW @ HHVVHV:
Considering win order; considering site order: The team tied LWLLWW with site order HHVVHV (New York Rangers) has the following best-of-7 playoff series and games record through the 2015 NHL and NBA
Game 7 record, all best-of-7 sports, all rounds: 11-4 (.733)
Game 7 record, all best-of-7 sports, Quarterfinals round: 1-2 (.333)
Game 7 record, NHL only, all rounds: 7-2 (.778)
Statistically speaking the Rangers are the best road team in the League and entered this series ranked 3rd in both Overall offense and Defense, as they pride themselves on being well balanced. Washington is not far behind as they are ranked both 6th on offense and defense. The Capitals strong suit is a power play that was 2nd in the league on road. The Rangers have once again struggled on the power play and rank just 23rd overall at home in this category, so it will be imperative that they do not take penalties. The Strong suit for the Rangers is home ice. New York has won 10 straight here vs Washington in the month of May. One thing is for sure. This game will be another exciting and heart pounding game that should go right down to the wire.
In closing we hope you enjoyed this piece on the Game 7 showdown play, between the The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. World Renowned sports analyst Rob Vinciletti has dominated the playoffs cashing 85% on NHL Top plays and 22 of 31 on NBA Top plays. Rob uses innovative and cutting edge technology along with All time Historical System Models that go all the way back to the Inception of both the NHL and NBA Playoffs and continues to Provide Unprecedented Industry leading data that wont be seen anywhere else. Check Robs Page daily for additional Free selections and informative sports related content. Rob Vinciletti- Golden Contender Sports.