In a matchup between a team from the bottom and from the top of their conference, the Arizona Coyotes are hosting the New York Rangers in Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on December 15, 2021.
- Arizona Coyotes vs New York Rangers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 15/12/2021
- Starting time – 9 PM ET
- Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ
Arizona Coyotes Stats & Form
The Arizona Coyotes are having a season to forget as they are at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 5-20-2 record which brings them a league-low 12 points.
After starting the season with 11 straight losses, the Coyotes have shown a glimpse of good hockey but currently, they are on a five-game losing streak with all of those coming with at least two goals difference.
In their last game, the Coyotes failed 5-3 two the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jay Beagle, Nick Schmaltz and Lawson Crouse scored for the Coyotes, as they lost seven of the last eight games. Defenseman Cam Dineen had two assists as the Coyotes played without injured defensemen Jacob Chychrun.
Loui Eriksson had an assist against the Flyers and is two assists shy of 350 for his career and two points shy of 600 career points. If he hits those marks, he would be the eighth NHL player from Sweden with 250 goals, 350 assists, 600 points and 1,000 games.
Arizona is one of the worst defensive teams in the league, giving up 3.67 goals per game.
Arizona Coyotes News
Carter Hutton, Dmitrij Jaskin, Johan Larsson, Jakob Chychrun and Conor Timmins are all out for Arizona on Wednesday night while Ryan Dzingel is questionable.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The Rangers were on a great run winning seven consecutive games entering December but have lost three of the last four. They are currently second in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with an 18-7-3 record.
The Rangers are coming off a 4-2 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.
Ryan Strome and Julien Gauthier scored and Alexander Georgiev made 27 saves for New York.
Artemi Panarin leads New York with 32 points from nine goals and 23 assists. Adam Fox has 29 points from five goals and 24 assists, while Chris Kreider has 21 points from 17 goals and four assists.
New York has played well defensively, giving up 2.52 goals per game.
New York Rangers News
Samuel Blais and Igor Shesterkin will not suit up for the Rangers against the Coyotes while Nils Lundkvist is a game-time decision.
Arizona Coyotes vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head Stats
The Arizona Coyotes have won the last three games against the Rangers with two of them coming into overtime. New York has won the previous seven. Three of the last five and six of the last ten between these two teams have ended under 5.5 goals.
Arizona Coyotes vs New York Rangers Betting Odds
Based on the odds the New York Rangers are favorites to win against the Arizona Coyotes with -117 odds to do so. The home team is at 246 while the draw is at 344.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -123 to go over and 100 for under.
The Arizona Coyotes are on the bottom of the league for a reason and they will not stand any chance against the Rangers on Wednesday night. The Coyotes concede on average almost five goals in the last five games and that will be the case against New York as well. The Rangers have dropped three of the last five and they will use the visit to Glendale to bounce back.