Vegas Golden Knights – New York Rangers / NHL – Vegas Golden Knights are in a very good form and deservedly take first place in the Western Conference. In this duel they will receive the NY Rangers at home. The Rangers are below expectations and are currently in the middle of the table in the Eastern Conference, with big points behind leaders Tampa Bay Lightning.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights conceded only two defeats in the last 15 duels. The good game of today’s hosts is no longer a surprise and it can now no doubt be said that they are the main contenders for first place in the Western Conference. Their first pursuers are Winnipeg, St. Louis Blues and LA Kings and these teams will lead the battle for first place by the end of the season. Vegas is next to Winnipeg the most efficient team of the Western Conference. The Kings scored goals in every game so far.
In early December they were in a series of four wins, but then they conceded the unexpected home defeat against Carolina, which defeat had no negative impact on the game of the Western Conference leaders. In eight subsequent duels they recorded just as many victories. Above all, they excelled in their own stadium, where they conceded only three defeats in 20 matches played. The positive series they finished two rounds ago in the away game against St. Louis Blues. On the final day they celebrated a 5: 4 away win over Chicago. Although the defense was not up to par, their attack delivered a great game.
New York Rangers
The Rangers are not playing very well lately, so this guest appearance in Vegas takes place at an unfavorable time. The Golden Knights have not lost their last six home games, and it’s clear the Rangers are not going to face an easy task. The Rangers scored only two wins in the last six matches, both in extra time. At home they celebrated against Washington, while they triumphed over Buffalo in the Winter Classic.
The Rangers have big problems in the distance and are next to Ottawa the worst guest team of the Eastern Conference, which is why they currently stay in the middle of the table. In the last six duels they lost four defeats. They play much better at home, where they have celebrated in 15 of 25 duels. They have met Vegas this season before in early November, when they recorded a 6: 4 home win.
Vegas Golden Knights – New York Rangers TIP
The Golden Knights have been defeated by the Rangers this season and this will certainly be an additional motive for today’s hosts, who are in much better form than their opponents. Since they seldom lose at home, we tap Vegas victory.
Our Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights win @ 2.14