New York Rangers (22-9-4) vs. Anaheim Ducks (18-11-7)
January 8, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -105 / New York Rangers -115; Over/Under: -5.5
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The New York Rangers and Anaheim Ducks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing four of their last five games.
The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 21 goals, Adam Fox has 30 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has given up 38 goals on 394 shots, and Igor Shesterkin has allowed 42 goals on 655 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 27.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 20 assists and Trevor Zegras has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 72 goals on 866 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 20 goals on 293 shots.
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 16-7 in their last 23 overall. The Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Rangers last 10 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Ducks last 4 overall. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Right when you’re ready to start believing in the Anaheim Ducks, they lose four of their last five games. The New York Rangers have been hit or miss these last couple of weeks, but they’re also still one of the best road teams in the league. Getting the Rangers at this cheap of a price feels like a steal, especially when they’ve won nine of the last 12 meetings against the Ducks. Give me the Rangers and cheap price.