New York still has work to do down the stretch

New York still has work to do entering stretch run

The Rangers’ recent power-play drought is well-documented. Nonetheless, special teams issues certainly haven’t curtailed New York’s charge up the standings.

Alain Vigneault’s club will keep trying to fine-tune things as it heads to the Great White North tonight. The Air Canada Centre serves as the backdrop for the Blueshirts’ 7:30 p.m. ET bout vs. Toronto. Online sports book gives the Maple Leafs odds of -105 to emerge victorious. Conversely, the visitors represent -115 underdogs.

Bet on Assorted NHL Matchups

On Tuesday, J.T. Miller & Co. went 0 for 4 with the man advantage in a 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal. The Rangers are just 1 for 18 in such situations over the past seven games. Interestingly, though, they’re 7-1-1 since Feb. 2.

Meanwhile, Toronto secured a much-needed 5-4 overtime triumph against Winnipeg roughly 36 hours ago. Mike Babcock’s group boasts a 15-10-4 mark at home this season. With 23 contests remaining on the schedule, the Leafs trail the first-place Canadiens by five points in the Atlantic Division.

NHL Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

These Eastern Conference combatants have split their two meetings in 2016-17, with each prevailing on the road. Considering New York’s 19-8-0 record away from Madison Square Garden, we’re inclined to roll with the out-of-town gang here, too. Look for Henrik Lundqvist to hold Auston Matthews and the rest of Toronto's talented young snipers in check.



Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Stars vs. Blues Prediction & Odds The Stars and Blues will meet in St. Louis on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET and given the lack of scoring in previous meetings between the two teams, is the under...
Thumbnail Canucks vs. Sharks Prediction & Odds The Canucks and Sharks square off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday night and with both teams struggling, where is the value when it comes to...
Thumbnail Stars vs. Avalanche Prediction & Odds Could the defending Stanley Cup champs be tested on Saturday night when the Avalanche host the Stars at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Hurricanes vs. Bruins Prediction & Odds The Hurricanes and Bruins will square off on Friday afternoon in Boston where the home team is currently favored on the money line. With the total also...
Thumbnail Bruins vs. Panthers Prediction & Odds The Bruins have had good success versus the Panthers in previous meetings between the two teams, who will meet at 7:00 p.m. ET...

NHL Headlines