Rangers vs Devils Game 4 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/24

Rangers vs Devils Game 4 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/24

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Preview

The NHL playoffs are in full swing, and the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils are set to face off in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round. The Rangers lead the series 2-1 after losing to the Devils in Game 3 at home. As experts in NHL predictions and picks, we will provide a comprehensive review of both teams' pitching, batting, and injuries and explain why we predict the Rangers will win in Game 4.

 

Defense

In terms of goaltenders, the Rangers have the advantage with Igor Shesterkin, who has had a stellar season with 37 wins, 13 losses, and 8 overtime losses, with a goals-against average (GA) of 2.48 and a save percentage (SV%) of .916. The Devils, on the other hand, have relied on a combination of Vitek Vanecek, Mackenzie Blackwood, and Akira Schmid throughout the season. Vanecek has been the most reliable of the three, with 33 wins, 11 losses, and 4 overtime losses, with a GA of 2.45 and a SV% of .911.

In Game 3, the Devils managed to limit the Rangers to just one goal in overtime, and we expect the Rangers to come back strong in Game 4, particularly with Shesterkin in goal. We predict that Shesterkin will have a strong game, making key saves and frustrating the Devils' offense.

 

Offense

In terms of offense, both teams have some strong players, but the Rangers have a slight advantage with Artemi Panarin, who has 92 points (29 goals and 63 assists) in the regular season, and Mika Zibanejad, who has 39 goals and 20 power-play goals. The Devils' Jack Hughes has had an impressive season, with 99 points (43 goals and 56 assists), but the team has struggled to find consistent goal scorers beyond Hughes.

In Game 3, the Rangers struggled to score, with only one goal in overtime, and we expect them to come out with more energy and aggression in Game 4. We predict that Panarin and Zibanejad will step up and create more opportunities for the Rangers, while the Devils will struggle to find a way past Shesterkin.

 

Injuries

Both teams are relatively healthy, with no injured players on either side, which is a positive sign for their chances in Game 4. However, it is worth noting that injuries have played a significant role in the playoffs, and a key player going down could shift the momentum of the series.

 

Prediction

Based on our analysis of both teams' pitching, batting, and injuries, we predict that the New York Rangers will win in Game 4. The team has the advantage in goaltending with Shesterkin, who we predict will have a strong game and frustrate the Devils' offense. Additionally, the Rangers have a slight edge in offense with Panarin and Zibanejad, who we predict will create more opportunities and score more goals in Game 4.

Furthermore, we believe that the Rangers will come out with more energy and aggression after losing in Game 3, particularly with the support of their home crowd at Madison Square Garden. The team has shown resilience throughout the regular season and playoffs, and we expect them to bounce back and take control of the series.

While the Devils have had a successful season and have shown they can compete with the Rangers, we predict that the Rangers will ultimately come out on top in Game 4. The team has the advantage in key areas and will be motivated to secure a victory and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

 

Pick: Rangers ML -155

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