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The New York Rangers will take on the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Thursday. The New York Rangers are coming off a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. The New York Rangers received two goals from Nick Holden. Derek Stepan had a multi goal game. Derek Stepan is in the top five in points for his team this year. Ryan McDonagh had the hat trick of helpers. Ryan McDonagh had the hat trick of helpers. Matt Puempel picked up an assist in the third period. The Arizona Coyotes have not played since Tuesday. The New York Rangers last played on Tuesday.
Mike Smith will try to be a brick wall in net for the Arizona Coyotes. Mike Smith has been superb during the season with a 7-9-4 record and 0.924 save percentage. He was superb in his most recent game, posting a 0.929 save percentage. He has posted a 0.921 save percentage when playing at home.
Antti Raanta will man the pipes for the New York Rangers in this one. Over 15 appearances, he has delivered a 2.24 GAA and 0.925 SV% this season. He allowed 3 goals on 36 shots during his latest appearance.
It would help if the defenseman of the Arizona Coyotes would move the puck up the ice more efficiently as they allow 28 shots per game. The Arizona Coyotes have been pathetic at home, posting a 6-9-2 record. The New York Rangers have gone 11-6-0 on the road. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 1-5 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New York Rangers have gone 8-5 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Arizona Coyotes are 3-13 when taking on a team with a winning record .
We like the Arizona Coyotes to roll in this one. The Arizona Coyotes have the best shot for this one.
Game Time: 9:05 PM ET
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