Photo: flickr kyrion Writer: Jimmy Gold
We've got some interleague play in this one as the New York Rangers host the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild are coming off a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Jordan Schroeder scored in the second period. Jared Spurgeon scored once for the Minnesota Wild. Eric Staal scored in the third period. It's been a good year so far for Eric Staal, he has 25 points. Jason Zucker had a very offensively productive game with 1 goals and 1 assists. Jason Zucker has been solid this year with 17 total points.
Henrik Lundqvist should be in goal for the New York Rangers. We've seen a fantastic 0.92% save percentage from Henrik Lundqvist this year. In Lundqvist's latest appearance, he faced 31 shots and allowed 2 goals. Lundqvist has been superb over his last 3 games, posting a 0.968 save percentage.
Devan Dubnyk will try to be a brick wall in net for the Minnesota Wild. He is 16-6-3 on the year with a 1.55 GAA. In Dubnyk's latest appearance, he faced 34 shots and allowed 2 goals.
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 above average at home, posting a 12-5-1 record. The Minnesota Wild have gone 7-5-4 on the road. The New York Rangers have gone 4-1 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Minnesota Wild have gone 6-5 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New York Rangers are 8-7 when playing a team with a winning record.
We are expecting a fair amount of goals in this match-up. We would recommend taking the over in this game.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
Over 5 -121