Rangers vs. Blue Jackets Prediction
The New York Rangers will look to snap a three-game losing streak tonight when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rangers are -165 money line favorites to beat the Blue Jackets, who have odds of +145 to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5 goals for tonight’s game.
Joonas Korpisalo will start tonight for Columbus. He stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 5-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday and when he faced the Rangers back on February 29, he allowed just two goals in a 2-1 loss.
The Rangers will counter with Henrik Lundqvist, who was pulled after giving up three goals on just nine shots in the Rangers’ 4-3 loss to the Sabres on Saturday night. New York was horrible defensively in the first period although the Rangers woke up when Antti Raanta came in and stopped 14 of 15 shots.
New York is 6-0 in its last six games versus Columbus and 4-1 in its last five road games versus the Blue Jackets. The Rangers are also 16-6 in their last 22 games playing on one day of rest while the Blue Jackets are winless at 0-5 in their last five games coming off a win.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW YORK RANGERS -165