The Minnesota Wild will try to get back on winning track when they host the New York Rangers in Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN on March 8, 2022.
- Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 8/3/2022
- Starting time – 8 PM ET
- Venue: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota Wild Stats & Form
The Minnesota Wild are currently third in the Pacific Division and sixth in the Western Conference with a 32-19-3.
The Wild has lost 5 of the last 6 games and are coming off a 6-3 home loss to the Dallas Stars. Nico Sturm opened the score and Kiril Kaprizov scored twice for the Wild.
Minnesota is 16-6-1 at home and 2-8-0 in the last 10 games. Kiril Kaprizov leads the Wild with 28 goals and 42 assists.
Minnesota is the third-best offense in the league with 3.7 goals per game and is ranked 12th in the league with 32.5 shots on goal.
They have won the last 5 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals and 11 of the last 12 games against teams from the Metropolitan Division. Minnesota has played over the total goals margin in the last 5 games when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Minnesota Wild News
Jordan Greenway is the only injured player the Wild will miss against the Rangers.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are second in the Metropolitan Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 36-15-5 record.
The Rangers have won the last three games, most recently 4-1 against the Winnipeg Jets. Chris Kreider scored twice and Mike Zibanejad and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Rangers.
The Rangers are 17-10-2 on the road and 7-2-1 in the last 19 games. Artemi Panarin leads the team with 61 points.
New York are the second-best defensive team in the league allowing 2.4 goals per game and are seventh with 83.3 PP%.
The Rangers have won 6 of the last 8 games against Western Conference teams and 8 of the last 11 overall. They have played under the total goals margin in 6 of the last 7 games after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
New York Rangers News
Samuel Blais, Kaapo Kakko, Gregg McKegg and Kevin Rooney will not suit up for the Rangers.
Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head Stats
The Minnesota Wild have won six of the last ten games against the Rangers. Seven of those ten games have finished under 5.5 goals.
Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers Betting Odds
The Minnesota Wild are slight favorites to win tonight with the odds set at 114, while the Rangers are at 176. The draw is at 346.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with 104 to go over and -139 for under.
The Minnesota Wild are going through the toughest period of the year and are sliding down the standings in the Western Conference while the Rangers are picking up their form in the East. Both teams are defensively oriented and their matchups do not bring many goals.
The Rangers allowed only 1 goal in each of the last two games and the Wild will also have a hard time scoring against them. Six of their last eight games have finished under 5.5 goals, therefore this one will also stay under 6 goals.