Free NHL Picks Today: New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames 2/6/23

Free NHL Picks Today: New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames 2/6/23
Mon 6th February 2023

The New York Rangers (27-14-8) welcome the Calgary Flames (24-17-9) at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Calgary is coming off a 5-2 win over the Kraken on January 27. The Flames committed six penalties in the game, though they held Seattle without a power play goal. Five players found the net for the Flames.

Elias Lindholm and Blake Coleman both scored and provided two assists to lead the team in scoring. Dan Vladar saved an impressive 28 of 30 shots (.933%) in the win. New York beat the Golden Knights 4-1 on January 27. Four players found the net for the Rangers.

Vincent Trocheck scored and provided an assist to share the scoring lead with Braden Schneider, who had two assists. Jaroslav Halak was impressive in the win, making 33 saves (.970%).


The Flames won both games between the teams last season, including a 6-0 victory in their final meeting in November, their fifth straight win against New York. Matthew Tkachuk led Calgary with four points (1G 3A). Jacob Markstrom saved 22 shots to earn the shutout win.


Calgary is averaging 3.12 goals per game for the season, 16th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Rangers team that is allowing only 2.59 goals a game (3rd).

Meanwhile, New York has found the net 3.16 times a game on average, 15th in the league, and the Flames are allowing opponents to score 2.98 goals per game (15th).

Calgary averages more shots/game (35.4) than any other team in the league, though the team’s 8.9% shooting percentage ranks 31st. New York’s average of 32.8 attempts ranks ninth.

The Rangers’ 20.92% power play percentage ranks 17th in the league, while the Flames are 25th with a conversion rate of 19.11%. Calgary has been equally successful at penalty killing, boasting the league’s fourth-highest PK% at 83.24%. New York ranks 13th at 80.58%.


With 45 and 42 points this season, Lindholm and Tyler Toffoli have been the top skaters for the Flames. In the net, Vladar (11-4-4) is Calgary’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.77 GAA and a .904% save percentage. Markstrom (13-13-5) leads the Flames in games played in goal.

He has a GAA of 2.86 and a save percentage of .893%.Artemi Panarin (50 points), Mika Zibanejad (49), and Adam Fox (48) lead the Rangers in scoring.

Panarin has 12 goals and 38 assists (10th) in 49 games, while Zibanejad has 22 goals and 27 assists in 49 games. Fox has 10 goals and 38 assists (0th). Igor Shesterkin (21-8-7) is the top goalie for New York with a goals against average of 2.45. He has a save percentage of .918%.


Calgary is 10-8-7 away from Scotiabank Saddledome this season. New York is 13-9-4 at home this season.

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