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New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020 Previews, NHL Picks and Game Analysis
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New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020 – The Chicago Blackhawks will face the New York Rangers who, like them, are grasping for momentum in an attempt for a late push for a playoff ticket. The match is set in the Blackhawks’ home ice at the United Center Wednesday night. Both teams are coming off respective losses but the visitors have gone way better over their last 10 games, winning seven while the hosts registered the complete opposite. Despite this, the Blackhawks still got the benefit of the favorite tag at home, offered at -135 to win according to the latest NHL Odds while the Rangers are in a position to defy a slim underdog value at +115.
New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020
When: Wednesday, February 19, 08:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Network
New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020 Betting Odds:
New York Rangers
They succumbed to NHL’s best team Boston Bruins last Sunday, 3-1. There certainly is no shame in losing to a powerhouse team. But at this juncture, every win is significant, especially that the New York Rangers are still fighting for their dear life to stay competing going into the postseason. They are still second to the last in the Metropolitan Division being nine points behind the Philadelphia Flyers who hold the third spot in the division. They are fifth in the Eastern Conference wildcard race with eight points removed Carolina’s tally for the last spot going to the Playoffs.
Players to watch: Artemi Panarin (GP 57, G 29, A 49, PTS 78), Mika Zibanejad (GP 45, G 25, A 27, PTS 52), Ryan Strome (GP 58, G 14, A 36, PTS 50).
The Blackhawks stay at the bottom of the Central Division with a 26-25-8 overall record. It was a disastrous period for Chicago since their return from the All-Star break, winning only a single game in their last five games, all of which were on the road. The losing debacle was a huge blow for the Blackhawks who were right at on target to chase at least a wildcard spot in the West, only to plunge all the way to the 12th spot in the conference and sixth in the wildcard race.
Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 59, G 27, A 47, PTS 74), Jonathan Toews (GP 59, G 16, A 34, PTS 50), Dominik Kubalik (GP 57, G 23, A 13, PTS 36).
New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions
Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Rangers vs Blackhawks Betting Picks
Back the Rangers to outlast the Blackhawks in front of their home crowd. Despite both having lost in their separate previous match-ups, the Rangers have established more ground that the Blackhawks judging from the record since the resumption of ice action from the All-Star break. Chicago is visibly in low spirits after a lackluster road trip. With their guards down in frustration, expect the Rangers to attack the jugular to nip them in a climactic fashion.
Score Prediction: Rangers 4, Blackhawks 3.