Florida Panthers @ New York Rangers Tips
After four games on the road, the Rangers are finally back in New York in front of their fans at Madison Square Garden once again.
It was a tough last four games for the Rangers who only gained one win on the road against the new team in the competition the Seattle Kraken, defeating them 3-1 on November 1.
But since then they lost their next three matches away, and are coming off a 6-0 hammering from the Calgary Flames.
The Florida Panthers are flying have won 10 times in 11 matches and three of their last four. They are coming off a 5-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes and sit first in the Atlantic Division.
Florida Panthers Form
The Panthers are currently flying in the competition as they sit in first place in the Atlantic Division with 10 wins, 1 overtime and shootout loss, scoring 21 points, 46 goals and conceding 24.
The Panthers got their season off to the perfect start winning the first eight games as they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings.
In game nine, they suffered their first defeat in overtime and in a shootout against the Bruins (although they lost that match, it does not go in the loss column but rather in the OTL column), as the Panthers went 8-0-1.
The next two games proved to be a welcome return to form for the Panthers as they defeated the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes to boost their record to 10-0-1.
New York Rangers Form
The last few games haven’t gone right for the Rangers, who have only won one game of their previous four.
But don’t let that fool you as they are still second in the Metropolitan Division with six wins, three behind first placed Carolina Hurricanes.
However, their season didn’t exactly get off to the start that they wanted as they lost their first two games to the Washington Capitals and the Dallas Stars in overtime to give them a 0-1-1 record.
They got their first win in their third game against the Montreal Canadiens, which kickstarted a four-game winning streak as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators.
They suffered their second defeat to the Calgary Flames, but the Rangers stood tall winning their next two games against the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Seattle Kraken.
That was their last win, as they suffered defeats to the Vancouver Canucks (in overtime), Edmonton Oilers (in overtime) and to the Flames again to leave the Rangers with a 6-3-3 record.