Minnesota Wild at New York Rangers 10/27/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/26/2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden in New York
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On Monday night, the Minnesota Wild and their excellent defense will be taking on the New York Rangers. During the 2013-14 season, the Wild and the Rangers picked up a win apiece from their two meetings.
On Saturday, the Wild were able to win their second consecutive game when they blew out the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on home ice. They scored those seven goals despite only getting 22 shots on target in that game.
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon has scored two goals and is tied for the team lead in points with eight. Goalie Darcy Kuemper has been excellent in net for Minnesota this season by going 4-1-0 with a 0.81 GAA and a .966 save percentage.
On Saturday night, the Rangers had a hard time getting their shots past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and ended up losing 3-1 on the road. They had 35 shots in that game and they were 0-for-2 on the power play.
New York currently has one of the worst power plays in the NHL and they have given up over three goals per game. Left wing Rick Nash is near the top of the league in goals with eight and he has a plus/minus of +5. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist hasn't had the best start to the season, going 4-3-0 through his first seven starts with a 3.14 GAA and an .895 save percentage.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
New York Rangers are 4-4-0 Against the Spread
New York Rangers are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/25/14 D Christian Folin Flu "?" Monday vs NY Rangers
10/25/14 D Keith Ballard Flu "?" Monday vs NY Rangers
09/18/14 GO Josh Harding Foot out indefinitely
New York Rangers
10/10/14 D Dan Boyle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/26/14 C Derek Stepan Fibula expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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