New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+105) Bruins (-125)
TD Garden is where the Boston Bruins (47-25-5) will meet the New York Rangers (51-21-6) on Saturday. The odds on this game have New York at +105 and Boston is at -125. The over/under is set at 6.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-3 win against the Islanders in the last game they played. The Rangers had a solid offensive output in the win. For the outing, they tallied a score on 6 out of the 23 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. New York accumulated 4 mins in the box in this game.
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The Rangers have had 2,398 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .920. While at even strength, the Rangers have allowed the opponent to score 152 goals while earning 186 on the offensive side of the ice. New York Rangers opponents have 214 power play tries (20th in the league) and have notched 39 goals in those chances. For the season, they have scored 108 points and their points percentage is .692. New York has taken 2,267 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.6%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have accumulated 240 goals (15th in the league) on the year and have surrendered 191. New York has accounted for 207 power play opportunities and they have scored 54 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.09%.
The man in net for this game is Igor Shesterkin. The opposition has been able to score 211 goals against Shesterkin in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.28. Shesterkin has been involved in 98 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage sits at .929 for his 5,547 mins in the crease. He has an overall mark of 62-27-7 and he has gotten the start in 93 games. In his career, Shesterkin has compiled 66 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .710. Shesterkin has seen 2,962 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,751 saves.
When they took the ice last, Boston squared up with the Penguins in a matchup where the Bruins ended up taking the loss by a final score of 4-0. The Bruins notched 0 goals out of the 52 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
The Bruins are sitting with 187 goals at even strength and 47 goals (15th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Boston has tried 2,789 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.39%, while allowing the other team 2,210 shots. This season, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 234 goals, 99 points, and a points percentage of .643. They have earned 222 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.17%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.19% on their oppositions 247 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have allowed 207 goals to be scored by way of 163 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are going to see Linus Ullmark in net. Ullmark has accrued a lifetime mark of 73-57-15 and has participated in 155 contests. Ullmark's quality start rate is 54.7% and he has qualified for 81 quality starting assignments in his career. He has recorded 4,175 stops out of 4,576 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.73 goals per game and he has surrendered 401 goals in total. He has made the start in 148 games and has played 8,827 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+105)
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