Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Rangers
NHL: 9:30 PM EST
Nov. 13, 2016
The New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers square off Sunday night in a NHL matchup at the Rogers Place.
The New York Rangers look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Rangers are averaging 4.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Rick Nash leads New York with seven goals, Michael Grabner has three assists and Kevin Hayes has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 24 goals on 262 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed nine goals on 122 shots. The New York Rangers have scored three or more goals in eight straight games.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Maroon leads Edmonton with six goals, Connor McDavid has 13 assists and Jordan Eberle has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 35 goals on 435 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has allowed one goal on 24 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Rangers are 35-17 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest and 47-23 in their last 70 Sunday games. The Oilers are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-2-3 in the last 10 meetings in Edmonton.
While I'm worried about the Rangers playing yesterday and possible tired legs, you can't ignore the fact you're getting the better team in terrific form for the cheap price. The Rangers have been a scoring machine for about two weeks now and the Oilers have had their struggles defensively. I'll gladly take the Rangers and the cheap line here.