Photo: flickr kyrion Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Tuesday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers. In their latest game, the Chicago Blackhawks won 3-1 over the Dallas Stars. Marian Hossa scored in the second period. Marian Hossa has been an effective player with 15 goals and 6 assists this season. Artem Anisimov scored once for the Chicago Blackhawks. Artem Anisimov has been solid this year with 24 total points. Artemi Panarin scored in the third period.
It looks like Antti Raanta will get the call in this one. He has been fantastic this season with a 8-1-0 record and 1.65 GAA. He allowed 0 goals on 19 shots during his latest appearance. Over his last 40 games facing the Chicago Blackhawks, he has gone 21-9-0.
Scott Darling should be in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. He has been great this season with a 6-2-3 record and 2.12 GAA. In Darling's latest appearance, he faced 24 shots and allowed 1 goals. Over his last 2 games facing the New York Rangers, he has gone 1-0-0.
It would help if the defenseman of the New York Rangers would move the puck up the ice more efficiently as they allow 28 shots per game. The New York Rangers have been good at home, posting a 11-4-1 record. The Chicago Blackhawks have been middle-of-the-road when playing on the road with a 6-6-1 record. The New York Rangers have gone 2-1 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Chicago Blackhawks have gone 6-4 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. Rangers have gone 8-4 when taking on winning teams. The New York Rangers are 8-5 when playing a team with a winning record.
New York Rangers should have enough firepower to come away with a victory. Take the New York Rangers here.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
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