New Jersey Devils (18-4) vs. New York Rangers (10-8-4)
November 28, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -111 / New Jersey Devils -108; Over/Under: +6
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The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers meet Monday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The New Jersey Devils have won 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Rangers have split their last 8 games.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 11 goals, Jesper Bratt has 17 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 26 goals on 339 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 17 goals on 142 shots.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 10 goals, Artmei Panarin has 19 assists, and Vincent Trocheck has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 40 goals on 466 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 19 goals on 159 shots.
The Devils are 9-0 in their last 9 road games and 18-3 in their last 21 overall. The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The under is 7-0-1 in Devils last 8 overall. The under is 5-2 in Rangers last 7 overall. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 1-9 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The New York Rangers are still a good club and get after it defensively, but they continue to come off as underachieving, and it makes it hard to back them in the favorite role. Bottom line here is, we’re getting the New Jersey Devils at a cheap price. The same team that’s lost twice since October 18. As I’ve said many times in the past, I’ll continue to back the Devils until the tickets stop cashing. Give me the Devils.