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Ducks vs. Rangers (October 17)

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Ducks vs Rangers odds

ducks odds +180
Rangers odds -225
over/under 6
time 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set MSG
Odds by BetMGM. Get the latest NHL odds here.

The Anaheim Ducks, 1-1-0, arrive at Madison Square Garden on Monday after starting a five-game trip with a 7-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

They face the 2-1-0 New York Rangers in the first half of back-to-back sets against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

As for the Rangers, they’re back on home ice. They ended the trip last week with a big win in Minnesota before he suffered a 4-1 loss in Winnipeg.

Here are the latest results from both teams and their best bets for Monday.

Dax Riding Young Talent

The Ducks came from behind to beat Seattle in overtime on Wednesday night’s home opener. They were then set on fire by islanders on Saturday.

After traveling from coast to coast, it’s not easy to find your feet, especially when heading west to east. Anaheim had a full practice on Sunday and should have better energy for their clash with the Rangers.

Best known this season for young talent like Trevor Zeglas, Troy Terry and defenseman Jamie Drysdale, the Ducks have undergone a pretty significant offseason restructuring. were defenseman John Klingberg and forwards Ryan Strom and Frank Vatrano.

Coach Dallas Eakins is currently in the middle of a chemistry experiment to see who works best together.

As a team, the Ducks were defensively porous early on. They went 5-5 in his first two games and controlled only 42.79% of his expected goals. In Game 1, Special Teams played a big part in both power plays and penalty kills, but all his eight goals for Long Island were scored with even intensity.

After conceding five goals for the Islanders on 27 shots in 40 minutes, John Gibson was replaced by Anthony Stratz in Saturday’s third period.

Gibson started the year with a better-than-expected -1.2 goal saves, in line with his . 880 save percentage. Stolarz has a .818 save percentage in just one period of action as he gave up two goals on his 11 shots.

With back-to-back sets on Monday and Tuesday, expect Eakins to give each goalkeeper one start each. He will likely return the reins to the starter against the Rangers, giving him a chance to quickly put the Long Island nightmare behind him.

Ranger trying to back up success

After a surprise run to the Eastern Conference Finals last spring, the Rangers now have success no fluke and a team foundation built around more than Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin. I am tasked with proving that

So far this season, Shesterkin has picked up where he left off. He won his first two games, had a .935 save percentage and is already one of his leaders in the league with his 3.2 goals above expectations. With the Rangers kicking off a well-spaced four-game homestand on Monday, there’s every reason to expect him to nod against Anaheim.

Up front, New York certainly controlled 53.6% of expected goals going 5-5, but the special teams were so-so: 18.6% conversion 2-11 on power plays and just 10-penalty kills. At -13. A good rule of thumb is that if you add up your power play rate and penalty kill rate, the special teams percentage for good teams should be over 100. Rangers are now short at 95.5.

As for the lineup, forward Ryan Carpenter missed Sunday’s practice after leaving Friday’s game in Winnipeg. It has been.

After being injured in Game 1 on Tuesday, winger Vitali Kravtsov practiced in the no-contact jersey on Sunday. He may be back soon.

Ducks vs. Rangers Pick

The Rangers started the season fast, cohesive and confident.

This is a difficult challenge for visitors to Madison Square Garden to overcome, and the odds reflect that. BetMGM’s -225 money line shows Rangers’ Monday win percentage just below his 70%. If you bet on this strong favorite, you will not be prepared for many of the potential payouts.

Gibson is a good goalkeeper, but he’s still not used to it. This makes over/under a rather dangerous proposition.

With high value potential payouts, this is a good opportunity to help the home team with the puck line. Boost the Rangers to win by multi-goal difference.

Choose: Ranger -1.5 (+115); Regenerate to +105

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