Blackhawks vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/9

Blackhawks vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/9

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Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

Prepare for an exciting showdown as the Chicago Blackhawks host the New York Rangers. This preview offers insights into player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on February 9, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

 

New York Rangers

The Rangers, boasting a formidable record of 32-16-3, are heavily favored against the struggling Blackhawks.

Goaltender Matchup:

The Rangers' goaltending duo consists of Igor Shesterkin (19 wins, 2.86 GA/G, .899 SV%) and Jonathan Quick (12 wins, 2.27 GA/G, .919 SV%). Meanwhile, the Blackhawks rely on Petr Mrazek (12 wins, 2.90 GA/G, .910 SV%) and Arvid Soderblom (2 wins, 4.07 GA/G, .874 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game will take place at the United Center on February 9, 2024, at 6:30 PM. The Rangers are overwhelming favorites, and they aim to extend their dominance over the struggling Blackhawks.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key scorers for the Rangers include Artemi Panarin, leading with 67 points (31 goals, 36 assists), and Connor Bedard for the Blackhawks with 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists).

 

Injury Report

The Rangers have no injured players, while the Blackhawks' Tyler Johnson is on injured reserve until February 8.

 

Team Stats

Let's analyze the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
New York Rangers 3.24 2.78 31.1 28.3 431 41 26.6 24 83.2 3 0
Chicago Blackhawks 2.06 3.49 26.3 32.2 467 19 12.3 37 76.7 3 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

New York Rangers

The Rangers have been on a winning streak, defeating Tampa Bay (2/7) and Colorado (2/5).

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks continue to struggle, suffering losses against Minnesota (2/7), Calgary (1/27), and Edmonton (1/25).

 

Prediction

Given the stark contrast in performance between the two teams, the Rangers are expected to dominate this matchup. With the Blackhawks' poor form, the Rangers are likely to secure a convincing victory, potentially by a significant margin.

Pick: New York Rangers to win by at least 2 goals (-1.5)

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