The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators are heading in different directions in the standings and will collide in Monday’s slate of NHL hockey at Madison Square Garden. The Preds have lost each of their first two contests on their five-game road trip, while the Rangers have won 10 of their last 11 tilts. New York has been especially impressive at home this season, going 9-1-1 at MSG.
- The Rangers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against the Western Conference.
- The Predators are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games after a loss.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Rangers' last 5 games at home in November.
As good as the Rangers have been in New York, home ice advantage hasn’t meant much in this series in recent years. The visiting club is 8-3 SU in the last 11 meetings between the two squads.
Once again, the Rangers have been living at the top of the Eastern Conference standings thanks to some spectacular play between the pipes. New York yields an NHL-least 1.85 goals per game, while long time goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is 11-3-2 with an league-best .943 save percentage.