The New York Rangers are trying to get back among the top three teams in the Eastern Conference and will have a chance to get close when they host the New Jersey Devils in Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on March 4, 2022.
- New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 4/3/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are currently third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 34-15-5 record.
The Rangers have lost 2 of the last 5 games including a shutdown loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are coming off a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. Chris Kreider scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the three-goal third period.
Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists, and Alexis Lafrenière, Ryan Strome and Patrik Nemeth also scored for the Rangers.
The Rangers are 18-5-3 at home for the season. Of their 34 overall wins they won 18 after trailing in the game.
The Rangers defense is ranked third in the league allowing only 2.5 goals per game while on the other side they score 2.9 goals per game which ranks them 19th.
New York has won 21 of the last 27 games against teams from the Eastern Conference and 18 of the last 24 home games.
New York Rangers News
Tony DeAngelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Steven Kampfer, Jesper Fast (groin) and Mats Zuccarello are out for the Rangers.
New Jersey Devils Stats & Form
The New Jersey Devils are seventh in the Metropolitan Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference with a 19-30-5 record.
They have lost 3 of the last 5 games but the two wins were over Pittsburgh and Vancouver by 5 goals differential each.
The Devils are coming off a 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier and Pavel Zacha scored for the Devils, and Nico Daws made 27 saves.
The Devils are 8-17-2 on the road and 4-6-0 in the last 10 games. Jesper Bratt leads the team with 50 points, 19 of them goals.
New Jersey has lost 19 of the last 26 road games and 8 of the last 10 games against conference rivals. They have also lost 44 of the last 59 games as underdogs and 47 of the last 64 Friday games.
New Jersey Devils News
Marcus Johansson will not play for the Devils while Drew Stafford, Jimmy Hayes, Jesper Bratt and Damon Severson are questionable.
New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Head-to-Head Stats
The Rangers have won the last 7 games against New Jersey scoring at least 4 goals in the last 4 games and shutting them down twice in the last seven games.
Eight of the last 10 games between these two teams have gone over the total goals margin.
New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Betting Odds
The New York Rangers are favorites in Friday nights’ game with -106 odds to win while the visiting New Jersey Devils are at 211. The draw is set at 460.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -111 to go over and -119 for under.
The New York Rangers have fallen to sixth place in the conference but the good news is they are only six points behind the leading Carolina Hurricanes. The Rangers have been dominating the local rival Devils winning the last 7 games.
That series will continue on Friday evening. The Rangers are definitely a contender in the East and will prove that against the Devils who will probably miss the playoffs. New York is a tough defensive team and the Devils will not score as they have been lately.