Rangers vs Blue Jackets Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/28

Rangers vs Blue Jackets Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/28

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Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers - Prediction

Introduction

The Columbus Blue Jackets face the New York Rangers in what promises to be an intense showdown at Madison Square Garden. This preview analyzes player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game set for February 28, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets, with a record of 19-28-10, look to continue their recent success against the Rangers.

Goaltender Matchup:

Elvis Merzlikins (11 wins, 3.29 GA/G, .902 SV%) is set to guard the net for the Blue Jackets, aiming to replicate his stellar performance against the Rangers.

 

Game Information

The game is scheduled for February 28, 2024, at 5:00 PM, hosted at Madison Square Garden.

 

Scoring Leaders

Johnny Gaudreau leads the Blue Jackets with 42 points (8 goals, 34 assists), while Artemi Panarin shines for the Rangers with 79 points (33 goals, 46 assists).

 

Injury Report

Jordan Dumais, Adam Fantilli, and Patrik Laine are listed as injured for the Blue Jackets. Alexandre Texier is day-to-day. For the Rangers, Ben Harpur, Filip Chytil, and Blake Wheeler are on long-term injured reserve.

 

Team Stats

Here are the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Columbus Blue Jackets 2.95 3.67 30.1 33.5 479 24 14.6 39 76.6 3 0
New York Rangers 3.32 2.73 31.0 29.5 520 46 24.9 29 82.9 4 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets secured a victory against the Rangers (2/25) and displayed resilience in other matches.

New York Rangers

The Rangers experienced a loss against the Blue Jackets (2/25) but have been dominant overall in recent games.

 

Prediction

Considering the Blue Jackets' recent victory against the Rangers and their ability to keep games close, they are likely to cover the +1.5 puck line in this matchup. With their strong performance against the Rangers this season, expect them to keep the game tight and potentially pull off another upset.

Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets +1.5 Puck Line

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