Free NHL Picks Today: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 11/28/22

Free NHL Picks Today: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 11/28/22
Mon 28th November 2022

The New York Rangers (10-8-4) play host to the New Jersey Devils (18-4-0) at Madison Square Garden on Monday. New Jersey is coming off a 5-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday. The Devils committed five penalties in the game, conceding one power play goal. Jack Hughes was the top goalscorer for the Devils with a hat trick.

Vitek Vanecek saved an impressive 37 of 38 shots (.973%) in the win. New York fell 4-3 to the Oilers on Saturday. Alexis Lafreniere, Julien Gauthier, and Chris Kreider scored one apiece for the Rangers. Ryan Lindgren had two assists to lead the team in scoring. Igor Shesterkin only had 28 saves on 32 shots against (.875%) in the loss.


The Rangers won three of the four games between the teams last season, including a 3-1 victory in their final meeting in April. Kreider (1G 1A) and Artemi Panarin (0G 2A) each had two points to lead New York. Yegor Sharangovich scored New Jersey’s only goal. Alexandar Georgiev got the win, saving 20 of 21 shots (.952%).


New Jersey is averaging 3.73 goals per game for the season, third in the NHL, and they are taking on a Rangers team that is allowing 2.77 goals a game (8th). Meanwhile, New York has found the net 3.00 times a game on average, 17th in the league, and the Devils are holding opponents to a league-best 2.18 goals per game.

New Jersey averages more shots (36.3) than most teams in the league, ranking second. New York’s average of 34.1 attempts ranks sixth. The Rangers’ 21.33% power play percentage ranks 16th in the league, while the Devils are 23rd with a conversion rate of 18.84%. In terms of penalty killing, New Jersey has the league’s seventh-ranked PK% at 81.94%, while New York is 11th at 80.30%.


Hughes (11G 14A) and Jesper Bratt (8G 17A) are the top skaters for the Devils this season with 25 points apiece. In the net, Vanecek (9-2-0) is New Jersey’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.13 GAA, second-best in the league, and a .917% save percentage.

Adam Fox and Panarin lead the Rangers in scoring with 24 points apiece. Fox has six goals and 18 assists, while Panarin has five goals and 19 assists (8th). Mika Zibanejad has 10 goals and 13 assists. Shesterkin (10-2-3) is the top goalie for New York with a goals against average of 2.38. He has a save percentage of .917%.


New Jersey has won nine straight on the road this season. New York is 4-4-3 at Madison Square Garden this season.

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