New York Rangers Vs. Dallas Stars Odds, Picks, and Predictions (3/12/22)

The New York Rangers lost on the road to the St. Louis Blues 6-2.  Igor Shesterkin allowed four goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Alexander Georgiev in the second period.  Ryan Strome scored his 13th goal of the season and K’Andre Miller netted his fifth goal of the season in the loss.  The Rangers have won three of their last four games.  New York is 36-17-5 with 77 points, second in the Metropolitan Division.  The Dallas Stars lost on the road to the Nashville Predators this past Tuesday 2-1.  John Klingberg scored his second goal of the season and Jake Oettinger made 29 saves in the loss.  The Stars have won four of their last five games.  Dallas is 32-21-3 with 67 points, fifth in the Central Division.

New York Rangers Vs. Dallas Stars Betting Odds

The Rangers are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games.  New York is 6-1 in their last seven games following a loss of three or more goals; St. Louis beat them by four goals on Thursday night.  Over is 4-1 in the Rangers last five games vs. Western Conference foes.   New York is +2000 to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994; this could be a wise bet as the Blueshirts are a real “under the radar” threat to win the championship.  The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the Rangers and Stars.  Dallas is 6-1 in their last seven game vs. Eastern Conference opponents.  The Stars are 5-1 in their last six games when their opponent allows five goals or more in their previous contest.  Dallas is 6-2 in their last eight meetings with New York. The Stars are +4000 to win their second Stanley Cup in franchise history.

New York Rangers Odds

Chris Kreider is tied with Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl for second in the NHL with 38 goals.  Toronto’s Auston Matthews leads the NHL in goals with 44.  Kreider has scored four goals in his last five games and has 53 points in 58 contests, which is tied for his NHL career high in points he set in 2016-17.  He has 399 career points, one point shy of 400 in the NHL.  New York’s number 20 leads the NHL in power play goals with 19.  The 10-year veteran, Kreider is +4000 to win the 2021-22 Hart Trophy.  Artemi Panarin leads New York in points this season with 63 (15 goals and 48 assists).  Playing his third season with the Rangers, he has 19 multi-point games in 2021-22.  He has 28 points on the power play (five goals and 23 assists) and ranks second on the club with five game winning goals.  Mika Zibanejad leads the team in plus/minus at +16 and second on the team in scoring with 58 points (22 goals and 36 assists).  The center in his 11th season, has two goals and two assists in his last five games.  He has 11 power play goals (fifth in the NHL) and 22 points overall on the power play.  Ryan Strome has 41 points in 58 games (13 goals and 28 assists).  He’s scored four game winning goals and has 11 points on the power play in 2021-22.  Barclay Goodrow in his first season with New York has 23 points on the campaign.  The two-time Stanley Cup winner is a +9 while averaging 16:59 of ice time.  Ryan Reaves leads the club in hits with 216 and while adding 10 points this season.

Adam Fox is tied for third in points among defensemen in the NHL this season with 57; leading defensemen overall with 50 assists.  He had two assists in the loss to St. Louis on Thursday, overall Fox has eight assists in his past six games.  The second-year player is a +7 and ranks third on the team in blocked shots with 107.  He’s averaging a team leading 24:12 of ice time per game.  Fox is +800 to win his second consecutive Norris Trophy.  Jacob Trouba leads the team in blocked shots with 131 and second on the club in hits with 155.  He’s a +12 and averaging 22:35 of ice time per game for New York.  Trouba has 28 points on the season (nine goals and 19 assists).  Ryan Lindgren has played in 55 games and is second on the team in blocked shots with 116.  He’s second on the team in plus/minus at +14, while averaging 20:22 of ice time per game.  On the offensive end, the fourth-year defenseman has chipped in 11 points.

Igor Shesterkin has been one of the most impactful players in 2021-22. Despite his poor outing against the Blues on Thursday, he’s 28-7-3 with a .939 save percentage (first in the league) and a 2.02 GAA (first in the NHL).  Shesterkin is currently the favorite to win the Vezina Trophy at -350 and listed as second to win the Hart Trophy at +300.  The last two goalies to win the Vezina Trophy and Hart Trophy in the same season are Montreal Canadiens, Jose Theodore in 2001-02 and Carey Price in the 2014-15 campaign.

Dallas Stars Odds

Joe Pavelski leads the Stars in scoring with 59 points (22 goals and 37 assists).  In his 16th season, he has scored 10 power play goals: 17 points overall on the man advantage.  Pavelski is second on the team in plus/minus at +14 while logging 18:19 of ice time per game.  Jason Robertson leads the team with 29 goals and places second on the team in points with 54.  Robertson is tied for the team lead in plus/minus at +20. He’s tallied 15 points on the power play this year (nine goals and six assists).  In his third season he leads the team in game winning goals with nine.  Roope Hintz is tied for the club lead in plus/minus at +20.  He’s third on the team in points with 47 in 2021-22.  Hintz is second on the Stars in goals this season with 23.  Center Tyler Seguin has appeared in 55 games for Dallas this season, scoring 17 goals.  He’s won 56.8% of his face-offs and averaging 17:47 of ice time per game this campaign.  Jamie Benn, the Stars captain has 31 points in 56 games (14 goals and 17 assists).  He has nine points on the power play in 2021-22 (two goals and seven assists.). 

Miro Heiskanen leads the Dallas defense in points with 29 points (four goals and 25 assists) in 52 games.  He leads the club in average ice time per game at 24:46. Heiskanen is out indefinitely for the Stars after he was diagnosed with mononucleosis on Thursday.  John Klingberg is the second highest scoring defenseman on the club with 29 points (two goals and 27 assists).  Per NHL.com, before his goal against the Predators this past Tuesday, he had been in a 25-game goal drought.  In his eighth year he has 15 points on the power play while averaging 22:02 of ice time per game in 2021-22.  Veteran Ryan Suter has played in 56 games this year, with 25 points (five goals and 20 assists).  He has blocked 62 shots and averaging 23:28 of ice time per game.  Esa Lindell has played in 56 this season and leads the team with 113 blocked shots.  In his seventh season the defenseman has chipped in 18 points (three goals and 15 assists) while registering 88 hits in 2021-22. 

Jake Oettinger a first-round pick by Dallas in 2017 has started 27 games this year.  He’s 19-7-1 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA.  Braden Holtby has started 22 games for the Stars this season.  The 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winner is 10-10-1 with a .913 save percentage and a 2.78 GAA in 2021-22. 

New York Rangers Vs. Dallas Stars Picks & Prediction

New York is scoring 2.9 goals per game, 19th in the league and taking 28.6 shots per game, 30th overall.  The visiting New Yorkers have four players in their lineup that have scored over 50 points in 2021-22.  Defensively the Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game, ranked third overall and 32.3 shots per game, 23rd in the league.  Dallas is scoring 2.9 goals per game, ranking them 20th in the NHL and attempting 30.6 shots per game, 17th overall.  The home team, Dallas Stars have five players on the team that have scored at least 14 goals on the campaign.  On the defensive side, the Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL and yielding 30.8 shots a game, 12th overall.  I like the visiting Rangers to win this game and get their 18th road victory of the season.  New York will win by over 1.5 goals and the teams will combine for over 5.5 goals scored in this contest.
Scott is graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the sports media for over 20 years as a Producer and Writer. His dream is to see the New York Jets one day hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children.

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