The NHL regular season is coming back, so there are a lot of interesting games waiting for us, among them the meeting between the Rangers and Minnesota stands out. The duel of these teams in Madison Square Garden will take place on January 29 at 04:00 Moscow time. Our portal offers you its forecast for the outcome of this meeting.
New York Rangers
Rangers had good exchanges and signings on the market in the offseason, so the bright start of the team did not surprise anyone. Recently, Rangers began to gain momentum again after a small failure and began to win, giving out a bright away series of victories. New Yorkers also play well at home, and in the last match the team unexpectedly lost to Columbus on the road with a score of 5:3.
The team's defense was greatly updated in the offseason, which brought reliability at its gates and greater variability in attack. So far, Minnesota looks very confident, often wins, showing a bright attacking game, and goes into the playoff zone. Leaders score a lot of points and justify their expensive contracts. In recent matches, the Savages managed to beat Chicago twice both at home and away, after which there was a crushing victory 8:2 over Montreal.
Injuries and disqualifications:
Rangers - Blaise (lower body injury), Kakko (lower body injury), Hitil (upper body injury).
Minnesota - Brodin (illness), Bjugstad (lower body injury).
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with a 3:4 victory for the Rangers.
- The Rangers have lost just twice in their last five meetings.
- Minnesota has a good streak of three consecutive wins.
The hosts, who have a more well-played squad, look like the favorite in this confrontation, even though I am suffering from injuries and illnesses now. Minnesota has recently regained its confidence and is issuing a series of victories. I think we are waiting for a stubborn and extremely goal-scoring duel.