The NHL season is heating up with a Monday night match between two of the top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference as the New York Rangers are hosting the conference leaders Florida Panthers in Madison Square Garden in New York on November 8, 2021.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are coming back home after a four-game road trip finishing 1-1-2. They lost the last three games, two of them in overtime and have failed to fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers were shut down in their last game as the Calgary Flames won 6-0 in Scotiabank Saddledome. This was the second game in a row in which the Rangers conceded six goals, the most in the season.
The Rangers are 6-3-3 in the season with 9 of their 12 games being played on the road. They play three of their next four games at home and will try to regroup and get back on the winning track. They are 1-1-1 at home this season with their last one being a 4-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 30th.
New York Rangers News
The good news for head coach Gerard Gallant is that only right wing Ryan Reaves is on the injury list for the Rangers. Leading scorer Chris Kreider (8 goals in 12 games) has hit the net only once in the last three games and he will have to step up if the Rangers want to be competitive against the Panthers.
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers have matched the best 11-game start in NHL history as they are 10-0-1 with their only loss coming after a shoot-out against the Boston Bruins a week ago. They have tied the 1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins and 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres becoming only the third NHL team to reach 21 points after 11 games.
The Panthers are starting their four-game road trip with a visit to the Rangers. They are on top of the Eastern Conference and are coming off a 5-2 win over the Carolina Panthers who stand right behind them. The Panthers opened the game perfectly leading 4-0 after the first period which was enough to seal the deal.
Florida Panthers News
The Panthers will be tested on the upcoming road trip but they don’t have much reason to be worried about as their best scorer Anthony Duclair has scored in 3 of the last 5 games with a total of 10 points. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and Center Sam Bennett will not suit up against the Rangers but coach Andrew Brunette has a deep roster to replace them.
New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers Odds
New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers Head-to-Head Stats
It’s been almost two years since these two played the last time. The Panthers won 4-3 at home after being 2-3 down. The Rangers and the Panthers have split the last ten games with five of those going into overtime. Their last 10 matchups have seen an average of 7.4 goals with none of them being under 6.
New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers Betting Odds
The odds for a win are with the Panthers at 2.32 per 22bet which is pretty high for a team that has a historically good start of the season. The Rangers are at 2.61 which is the highest for any of their home games this season.
The total margin is set at 5.5 with a slightly lower odds for over given the fact that both teams are playing high scoring games this season.
It is tough to predict the winner in this game since the Rangers are a solid team especially at home and desperately need this but are facing the frightening Panthers.
Still, if you want to bet on a winner, the Panthers are the better choice as they have won 10 of their 11 games this season and the Rangers are coming off a 6-0 loss.
The best choice to bet on this game is over the total of 5.5 goals since the last 10 head-to-head between these two have gone over this margin. The Rangers were over 5.5 in 4 out of 12 games this season while the Panthers in 6 of their 11 games.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): 2.61 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 318 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 132 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Over 5.5 (-112 by 22bet)