Senators vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/5

Senators vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/5

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New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators - NHL Preview

Introduction

Gear up for an intense Metropolitan Division showdown as the New York Rangers go head-to-head with the Ottawa Senators. In this preview, we'll delve into key player statistics, recent performances, and provide our prediction for this highly anticipated game scheduled for December 5, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

 

New York Rangers

The Rangers, currently leading the Metropolitan Division with a stellar 18-4-1 record, bring a formidable 3-game win streak into their matchup against the Ottawa Senators.

Goaltender Comparison:

Goalies Igor Shesterkin and Jonathan Quick have been exceptional for the Rangers, boasting a solid defensive foundation with Shesterkin's 2.58 GA/G and .916 SV%, and Quick's noteworthy 2.34 GA/G and .918 SV%.

 

Ottawa Senators

The Senators, currently eighth in the Atlantic Division, face the challenge of stopping the high-scoring Rangers. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo and the Senators' defense will need to step up to counter the potent Rangers' offense.

Game Information:

Date: December 5, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON

Line: NYR -135

Over/Under: 6.5

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Artemi Panarin for the Rangers and Tim Stutzle for the Senators. Panarin leads in both points and goals, showcasing his offensive prowess, while Stutzle is a significant contributor to the Senators' offensive efforts.

 

Injury Report

Both teams enter the game with no injured players, ensuring a full-strength lineup for this exciting clash.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
New York Rangers 3.43 2.57 30.0 29.9 21 30.0 12 84.2 2 0
Ottawa Senators 3.32 3.32 32.4 30.4 15 18.3 17 73.4 1 0

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

New York Rangers

The Rangers are coming off an impressive 6-5 victory against the San Jose Sharks on December 3, showcasing their offensive prowess.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators secured a solid 2-0 win against the Seattle Kraken on December 2, demonstrating their ability to compete against strong opponents.

 

Prediction

Considering the Rangers' exceptional form, potent offensive lineup led by Artemi Panarin, and their ability to maintain a solid defensive structure, we predict that the New York Rangers will secure a decisive victory in this matchup. The Rangers, with their 3-game win streak, are in top form and are expected to outclass the Senators.

Expect the Rangers to dominate with their skilled roster and secure another convincing win on the road.

 

Pick: New York Rangers ML

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