Colorado Avalanche vs New York Rangers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York

When: Tuesday, January 7th at 7:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): NBCSN. Colorado TV/Radio: Altitude TV, Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM. New York TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM.

Team Notes

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado is tied for 2nd place in the West with 54 points at the halfway point of the season.

Colorado is 14-6-2 on the road this year, leading the Western Conference in road wins.

The Avalanche’s odds have lowered to +600 to take the Western Conference and +1200 to win the Stanley Cup.

New York Rangers

New York has the fourth-worst record in the Eastern Conference after losing seven of their last ten games.

The Rangers are 10-8-2 at home and have a minus-5 goal differential on the season.

The Rangers stand at +5000 to take the Eastern Conference and +10000 to win the Stanley Cup.

Goalie Notes

Colorado Avalanche: Philipp Grubauer (12-9-3, 2.87 goals allowed)

Colorado’s starting goalie, Grubauer, has allowed 10 goals over his last three starts, but has won two straight appearances, allowing five goals over the streak.

  • Grubauer has allowed ten goals over his last five road starts, for a GAA of 2.0 per contest.
  • The Colorado starter was 1-4-1 in December with a 91% save percentage and a 3.02 GAA.
  • Grubauer has not posted a shutout in any of his 25 starts of the 2019-20 season.

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (9-9-3, 3.10 goals allowed)

In his last eight starts, Lundqvist has lost six games, allowing over four goals per contest.

  • Lundqvist lost his last start, 4-3 to Calgary, allowing four goals on 29 shots.
  • In December, Lundqvist posted a 90.9% save percentage, allowing 18 goals in seven appearances.
  • Lundqvist has won two straight starts at MSG, allowing four goals over the two-game winning streak.

Stats to Watch

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado has the best offense in the NHL through the first half of the season, averaging 3.71 goals per game this year.

  • The Avalanche’s power play on the road has been mediocre this season, scoring 11 goals in their 74 chances for a 14.9% conversion rate.
  • Colorado ranks 4th in the league in away goals per game at 3.55 against the 2.59 per game they are surrendering.
  • Right-winger Valeri Nichushkin missed Saturday’s game with an illness and is considered day-to-day.

New York Rangers

The Rangers rank 11th in the league for home goals per game at 3.35 over their first 20 games at MSG.

  • New York are 24th in the league in shots per game at home and are being outshot at MSG 34.2 to 30.4.
  • The Rangers have a plus-three goal differential at home, scoring 3.35 per game and allowing 3.20 per contest.
  • Defensemen Libor Hajek is on the shelf after missing Saturday’s game with a knee injury.

Last Five Games

Colorado Avalanche

  • Colorado has won two straight games after losing their last three games in December.
  • The Avalanche are 3-2-1 in their last six games, but have scored 29 goals over that span.
  • The Avalanche have won three of their last four games on the road, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 18-9.

New York Rangers

  • New York lost its final three games on a recent road trip by a score of 13-9.
  • The Rangers have won two straight at MSG, scoring five goals in both games.
  • New York has allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.

Colorado Avalanche vs New York Rangers Odds

The latest odds for Colorado Avalanche vs NY Rangers are provided by 888Sport NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and Unibet NJ.

Money Line

Sportsbook Avalanche Rangers
888Sport NJ -148 +120
DraftKings -148 +122
Unibet NJ -148 +120

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