New York Rangers (34-37-9) at New York Islanders (33-37-10)
|Date & Time||Thursday April 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Islanders -135 / New York Rangers +122 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The New York Rangers visit the New York Islanders in an NHL rivalry bout on Thursday.
It’s been a long season for the New York Rangers who haven’t been able to solve their problems at both ends of the ice. The NY Rangers have lost seven of nine after a 5-2 loss at New Jersey where Ryan Spooner and Kevin Hayes scored and Henrik Lundqvist gave up five goals on 44 shots.
Taylor Hall and Will Butcher each scored twice for the Devils who also received scoring from Travis Zajac. Hall also supplied two helpers for New Jersey and Keith Kinkaid recorded 22 stops to pick up the win.
The offensive minded New York Islanders needed to be at their best Tuesday and were as the team outscored Philadelphia 5-4. Nolan Patrick scored twice for the Flyers with Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux also lighting the lamp with Petr Mrazek making 32-37 stops.
John Tavares and Mathew Barzal led the Islanders scoring spree with two tallies each with Anthony Beauvillier also adding a marker. Beauvillier and Jordan Eberle added two assists each Thomas Greiss gave New York 27 saves.
Over is 9-2-2 in NY Rangers last 13 overall and over is 41-17-11 in NY Rangers last 69 vs. Metropolitan and NY Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 road games. NY Islanders are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and over is 16-5 in NY Islanders last 21 Thursday games and NY Islanders are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Metropolitan. NY Rangers are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings and under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in New York.
We could flip a coin here but I’ll side with the team which has enjoyed the most success in this rivalry…