2019-20 NHL – Minnesota Wild @ New York Rangers Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Minnesota Wild @ New York Rangers taking place? Tuesday 26th November, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Minnesota Wild @ New York Rangers taking place? Madison Square Garden, New York

What channel is Minnesota Wild @ New York Rangers on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Minnesota Wild @ New York Rangers? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Minnesota Wild @ New York Rangers? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Minnesota Wild 5 – 2 New York Rangers

THE TEAM NEWS

MINNESOTA WILD

  • The Wild enter this game after a hard-fought 5-4 overtime loss against the Boston Bruins, and that result ended a two-game winning streak. The Wild have gone W3, LO2 over their last five games, but the fact that both losses have come through overtime should be encouraging. Despite the decent run of results, Minnesota sit near the bottom of the Western Conference standings and are in 14th place with 21 points in 23 matches.
  • Left winger Marcos Foligno has been listed as questionable due to a lower body injury. Meanwhile, center Mason Shaw, defenceman Greg Pateryn and goaltender Devan Dubnyk have all been listed as out.
  • Eric Staal might not lead the Wild in neither points nor assists, but he has been the team’s most productive player during the 2019-20 season. The veteran center has 17 points in 23 games thanks to seven goals and 10 helpers.

NEW YORK RANGERS

  • The Rangers sit in 13th place of the Eastern Conference with 22 points after 21 games and enter this game following a 6-5 away win over the Montreal Canadiens. Despite their struggles and their W2, L3 mark in their last five games, the Rangers have won two of their last three games, so they are showing signs of a potential breakout.
  • The Rangers could receive a considerable boost to their attacking line, as centers Marc Staal and Greg McKregg are both day-to-day. Defenceman Yegor Rykov and center Mika Zibanejad have both been listed as out.
  • Star winger Artemi Panarin has been one of the league’s most productive players this season, and he has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last five contests. He has 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) in only 21 games.

THE PREDICTION

It’s safe to say both teams have been struggling in recent weeks here, so their position in the standings shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Rangers do appear to have an edge on peripheral stats, though, with a more productive attack (71 goals scored against Minnesota’s 64) and they also own a better defence with 76 goals conceded against Minny’s 77. That should be enough to have the Rangers as favourites here, especially since they have won two of their last three games.

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