2021-10-22
New York Rangers
Nashville Predators
League : NHL

Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The New York Rangers will go on the road and take on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers have a record of 2-1-1. The Predators have a record of 1-2-0 on the season.

 

Rangers on Two Game Winning Streak

The Rangers are on a two-game winning streak. They won their last game 2-1 in overtime against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mika Zibanejad had a goal and assist. Artemi Panarin scored the game-winning goal in overtime. Igor Shesterkin was fantastic in the net, stopping 40 out of 41 shots faced.

 

 

 

The offense was efficient last year for the Rangers. They ranked 10th in goals per game and 25th in shots per game. Artemi Panarin led the team with 58 points in just 42 games. The offense has not been off to a good start this season. They have scored two goals or less in three out of four games to begin the year. Mika Zibanejad has five points in four games. Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, and Adam Fox each have three points on the season. No other player has more than one point.

Defense and goaltending were good for the Rangers last year. New York ranked 13th in goals allowed per game and shots against per game last season. Igor Shesterkin had a record of 16-14-3 with a 2.62 GAA and a .916 SV%. He has started three games this season. Shesterkin has allowed one goal in two out of three starts this season. Alexander Georgiev has a record of 8-7-2 with a 2.71 GAA and a .905 SV%. He got lit up in his only start of the year, allowing five goals on 27 shots. Adam Fox was second in points and first in assists among all defensemen in the NHL last year. He is off to a good start this season.

 

Predators Pick Up First Win

Nashville picked up their first win of the season by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Tuesday night. Nashville entered the third period trailing 1-0 but scored two goals in the third to win the game. Matt Duchene and Tanner Jeannot each scored a goal. Juuse Saros stopped 25 out of 26 shots faced.

 

The offense was poor for the Predators last season. They finished last season ranking 22nd in goals per game and 14th in shots per game. Roman Josi led the team with just 33 points last season. The Predators scored two goals in each of their last two games and have not scored more than three goals in any of their first three games this season. They signed Mikael Granlund to a four-year deal in the offseason. He leads the team with four points on the season.

The defense was not great but goaltending was good for the Preds last season. The Predators ended last season ranking 11th in goals against per game and 24th in shots against per game. Juuse Saros was very good last season. He had a record of 21-11-1 with a 2.28 GAA and a .927 SV%. He has played well in the first three games. Saros has allowed three goals or less in each of the first three games.







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