Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators Picks and Predictions 2/23/16
While the New Jersey Devils are a game ahead in their season against the Rangers, New York is surely looking to even up the score on Tuesday in New Jersey. While both teams are suffering from key players sidelined with injuries, the Rangers are looking to continue an impressive winning record that has risen from their last nine games, and are hopeful that playoff dreams are still in their future.
The Devils (28-24-7) are dealing with the unfortunate loss of their forward, Michael Cammalleri, who’s out with a wrist injury. At the moment, Cammalleri is out indefinitely, with no clear schedule as to when he might be able to return to active play. While several other players are dealing with more minor injuries and took maintenance days this week, New Jersey has been struggling lately, losing their last three games. Their schedule doesn’t ease up any when it comes to rest days, either, as they’re scheduled to play three games in the next four days. With injuries and losses plaguing them, they’ll have to pull together to beat the Rangers again.
The Rangers (34-19-6) have also been peppered with injuries, including defenseman Ryan McDonagh, and forward Rick Nash, who has been out with a bruised bone. Both players are expected to be in active play again soon, with McDonagh playing later this week if all goes well. After beating the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, the Rangers are looking to expand on their 7-1-1 record over the past nine games with a win against New York on Tuesday. At nine points ahead the Devils for the division, the Rangers have the playoffs in their sights, and a win against New Jersey would take them one step further on their journey to the Stanley Cup.
Starting Goalies for Tonight
- New York Rangers -> Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist outlasted Jimmy Howard’s best game of the season for the 1-0 overtime win over Detroit on Sunday. It was Lundqvist’s fourth shutout of the season and 59th of his marvelous career.
- New Jersey Devils -> Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider stopped 28 shots in the Devils’ 4-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night. Things looked good for the Devils halfway through the third period when they grabbed a 3-2 lead. It was short-lived, however, as T.J. Oshie scored minutes later. Schneider has lost three games in a row. His numbers are still pretty solid: 2.06 goals against average, .928 save percentage
New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Pick 2/23/16
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