The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena. The New York Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Detroit Red Wings look for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 44 goals, Artemi Panarin has 58 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has given up 71 goals on 669 shots, and Igor Shesterkin has allowed 87 goals on 1,356 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 28 goals, Moritz Seider has 37 assists and Lucas Raymond has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 72.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has given up 145 goals on 1,468 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has allowed 74 goals on 644 shots.
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 59-130 in their last 189 overall. The over is 7-3 in Rangers last 10 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The Rangers are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings in Detroit.
The New York Rangers are on the end of a back to back, but they’re playing solid hockey right now, and they’ve been dominant in the favorite role. The Detroit Red Wings don’t win enough to be worth a look in the underdog role, and they’re coming off a game where they gave up 11 goals to the Penguins. The Red Wings are heading in the wrong direction fast. Give me the Rangers, and I’ll take the PL to shave down the price.
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