Colorado Avalanche (3-2-1) vs. New York Rangers (3-2-1)
October 25, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -110 / Colorado Avalanche -110; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their first 6 games. The New York Rangers need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.67 goals per game and are scoring on 52.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Valeri Nichushkin leads Colorado with 6 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 6 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.17 goals per game and are killing 60.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 11 goals on 119 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 8 goals on 65 shots.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.33 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 4 goals, Artmei Panarin has 8 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.33 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 11 goals on 111 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 8 goals on 54 shots.
The Avalanche are 35-17 in their last 52 road games and 71-27 in their last 98 overall. The Rangers are 37-16 in their last 53 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The over is 7-1 in Avalanche last 8 games following a win. The under is 9-2 in Rangers last 11 overall. The Avalanche are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche are the better team on paper, and it’s not often you’re going to get them at prices this cheap. However, the Avs have been hit or miss through 6 games, and you can make a case the New York Rangers are playing the better hockey. This is a statement game for the Rangers and you can expect a packed house and hostile environment. I’ll lean toward the Rangers in this intriguing hockey showdown.