New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers: Predictions, Odds

How to Watch

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

When: Thursday, January 9th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): New Jersey TV/Radio: MSG+, WFAN 101.9FM. New York TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM.

Team Notes

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey is in the last place in the Metro Division with 37 points at the halfway point of the season.

New Jersey is 9-11-0 on the road this year, with an overall goal differential of minus-39.

The Devils’ odds have risen to +100000 to take the Eastern Conference and +200000 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 11-8-2 at home and have a minus-3 goal differential on the season.

The Rangers stand at +20000 to take the Eastern Conference and +40000 to win the Stanley Cup.

Goalie Notes

New Jersey Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood (14-11-5, 2.83 goals allowed)

New Jersey’s starting goalie, Blackwood, has allowed 2.73 GAA on the road with a 91.9 save percentage.

  • Blackwood has won his last four road starts by a combined score of 15-6.
  • The New Jersey starter ended December winning five of his last seven starts for the month.
  • Blackwood has lost his last two starts for the Devils, including a 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders on Tuesday night.

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

Lundqvist has lost two of his last three starts, allowing 12 goals over that span.

  • Lundqvist lost his last start, to Calgary by the score of 4-3, allowing those four pucks to find the net on 29 shots.
  • In his last eight starts between the pipes for the Rangers, the starter has lost six of those contests, surrendering over four goals per contest.
  • Tuesday night in the Rangers 5-3 win, Igor Shesterkin got the start and posted the victory, surrendering three goals on 32 shots.

Stats to Watch

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey is ranked 30th out of 31 teams in goals per road game, averaging 2.25 goals per game, while they are allowing 3.4 goals.

  • The Devils’ power play on the road has been one of the worst in the league, scoring just 9 goals in their 70 chances for a 12.9% conversion rate.
  • New Jersey is allowing 34.3 shots per game on the road, 4th worst in the league.
  • Center Jack Hughes has an upper-body injury that forced him to miss Tuesday’s game against the Islanders.

New York Rangers

The Rangers have a plus-five goal differential at home, scoring 3.42 per game and allowing 3.19 per contest.

  • New York is tied for 13th in the league with 15 power-play home goals in 73 chances.
  • The Rangers rank 11th in the NHL for home goals per contest at 3.42 over their first 21 games at MSG.
  • Defensemen Libor Hajek is day-to-day after missing Tuesday’s game against Colorado with a knee injury.

Last Five Games

New Jersey Devils

  • New Jersey have lost two straight games after winning the previous three games.
  • The Devils are 3-1-2 in their last six games, allowing 14 goals in the losses and six goals in the victories.
  • The Devils have won their last three road games, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 13-5.

New York Rangers

  • New York snapped their three-game losing streak with the 5-3 home win over Colorado on Tuesday night.
  • The Rangers have won three straight at Madison Square Garden, scoring five goals in each of those three games.
  • New York has split the first two games of the year with the Devils, winning the last matchup 4-0 at the end of November.

New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers Odds

The latest odds for the Devils vs Rangers are provided by Unibet NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and 888Sport NJ.

Money Line

Sportsbook Devils Rangers
Unibet NJ +142 -175
DraftKings +142 -175
888Sport NJ +142 -175