Preview: NY Rangers at New Jersey

When: 7:00 PM  ET, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Matchup Edge
NYR Edge in: NJ
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Penalty Kill
Face Offs
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Goaltending


The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils renew their rivalry when the teams meet at Prudential Center on Tuesday. The Rangers and Devils will play four times in a season series that could do a lot to decide the Metropolitan Division playoff picture. New York enters the contest on a two-game winning streak, while New Jersey has lost its last two.

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist looked more like his old self in a 33-save shutout against San Jose on Sunday, one day after the Sharks defeated the Devils 4-2. Lundqvist has allowed one goal on 63 shots over his last two contests after yielding 12 in his previous two starts, while New Jersey's Cory Schneider was pulled after surrendering five tallies against Washington on Thursday. Both starters are expected to be in net for what will be the 192nd regular-season meeting between the rivals.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, MSG (New York), MSG Plus (New Jersey)

ABOUT THE RANGERS (3-3-0): Rick Nash leads the league with seven goals in six games after scoring three in 25 contests last postseason. Defenseman Dan Girardi is questionable with a leg injury, with Michael Kostka expected to take his place if he can’t play. New York is 0-for-17 on the power play this season.

ABOUT THE DEVILS (3-2-0): Defenseman Adam Larsson could see his first action of the season after he was paired with Jon Merrill in practice, with Eric Gelinas being the odd man out. Martin Havlat missed Sunday’s game and is day-to-day with facial lacerations, giving Damien Brunner a chance to make his mark in the lineup. Rookie blue-liner Damon Severson is off to a solid start, with three goals and four points in his first five games.

OVERTIME


1. Rangers LW Mats Zuccarello recorded three goals and five points against New Jersey last season, while RW Jaromir Jagr led the Devils with seven assists in the five-game series.

2.  New Jersey is 2-3-0 at home against New York since the start of 2013.

3. The Rangers and Devils will meet again in December and twice in April.

PREDICTION:
Rangers 3, Devils 2
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
NY Rangers 3-3-0-0 W2 2-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-3-0-0 1-2-0-0
New Jersey 3-2-0-0 L2 0-1-0-0 3-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 3-2-0-0 ---

Last Meeting

NY Rangers New Jersey
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
3/22/14 NYR 2 NJ 0 27 21 1-3 21 25 0-1

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
NYR D. Stepan 2
NJ K. Barch 0
Goals Player  
NYR R. Nash 1
NJ K. Barch 0
Assists Player  
NYR C. Kreider 1
NJ K. Barch 0
Saves Player  
NYR H. Lundqvist 21
NJ M. Brodeur 25
Season
Total Points Player  
NYR R. Nash 8
NJ M. Cammalleri 7
Goals Player  
NYR R. Nash 7
NJ M. Cammalleri 5
Assists Player  
NYR M. St. Louis 4
NJ M. Ryder 4
Saves Player  
NYR H. Lundqvist 124
NJ C. Schneider 138

Quickchart Matchup

NY Rangers Off vs  New Jersey Def
2.67 GF
3.2 GA
32.5 Shots
32 Shots
0 PP
6 PK
New Jersey Off vs  NY Rangers Def
3.4 GF
3.33 GA
28 Shots
29.2 Shots
3 PP
3 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 100
104
5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -130 110
-120
5
Sportsbook -130 110
-120
5
5Dimes.eu -125
115
-112
5
GTBets.eu OFF OFF OFF
Top Bet -125 105
-115
5
BetOnline.ag -125 114
-113
5
BetDSI -125 105
-120
5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -130 110
-120
5
BookMaker.eu -125 105
-120
5
Vegas Odds
Westgate -122 112
-100
5
Mirage OFF OFF OFF
Station
-110
-110 OFF
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

NY Rangers Overall New Jersey
3-3-0-0 W/L 3-2-0-0
2-4 ATS 3-2
3-2 O/U 4-1
2.67 Goals For 3.40
3.33 Goals Agnst 3.20
NY Rangers A/H New Jersey
1-1-0-0 W/L 0-1-0-0
1-1 ATS 0-1
1-0 O/U 1-0
2.50 Goals For 2.00
3.50 Goals Agnst 4.00