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New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals: 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round series odds

The New York Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy for the first time since 2015, and will now face the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Washington clinched the final Eastern Conference playoff spot in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night with a last-minute 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Rangers have been one of the top teams in the NHL all season, and enter the postseason as a the joint-favorite to win the Stanley Cup at +700.

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals series odds

To Win Series

NY Rangers

-450

WAS Capitals

+350

Series Correct Score

Score

Rangers to win

Capitals to win

4-0

+400

+4000

4-1

+250

+2000

4-2

+325

+1100

4-3

+450

+1000

Series Total Games

Total Games Line

Over

Under

4.5

-550

+350

5.5

-125

-115

6.5

+275

-390

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals playoff history

This will mark the 10th time the Rangers and Capitals have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. New York currently holds a slim historical advantage, taking five playoff series to the Caps' four.

Their most recent postseason meeting came in 2015, when the Rangers won the second-round series in seven games. Each of the last three playoff series between New York and Washington have gone to seven games, all of which went to the Rangers.

Despite NYR's edge in the all-time series record, the Caps have won more head-to-head playoff games, 28 to 27.

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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