The VANCOUVER and the NY RANGERS will both be gunning for a victory on 11/12/2018 at 7:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs NY RANGERS
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
|51||VANCOUVER||0 (-110)||6 -105
TV: 7:05 PM
PREDICTION: NY RANGERS , VANCOUVER
Oddsmakers currently have the VANCOUVER listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the NY RANGERS, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.
The New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks ventured into shootouts in their last outing to push their respective point streaks to six games heading into Monday’s matchup at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers improved to 5-0-1 on their run with a 5-4 victory at Columbus on Saturday while the visiting Canucks are 4-0-2 after seeing a late two-goal lead in the third period go by the boards in a 4-3 setback at Buffalo.
New York’s Jimmy Vesey, who had two goals in two games versus Vancouver last season, posted his second multi-point performance in four outings after registering an assist before scoring the game-tying goal against the Blue Jackets. The 25-year-old Vesey, who also netted the winner in the fifth round of the shootout, has six points (three goals, three assists) in his last five games. While the Rangers improved to 4-0 in shootouts, the Canucks enter Monday’s tilt with their tail between their legs after allowing a pair of goals 40 seconds apart late in the third period. “That’s not good when you’re up 3-1 with under five to go, you need to close it out. It’s as simple as that,” said Vancouver defenseman Erik Gudbranson, who scored early in the third period to push his career-high point streak to five games (two goals, four assists).
TV: 7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet Pacific (Vancouver), MSG (New York)
ABOUT THE CANUCKS (10-6-2): Loui Eriksson is riding a four-game point streak after scoring and setting up a goal against the Sabres while flashy rookie Elias Pettersson has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last four. Jake Virtanen also scored a goal for the second straight contest for the Canucks, who will need to rid the sour taste in their mouths before squaring up with the Rangers. “A lot of the guys are playing well. We’re playing some good hockey,” fellow forward Bo Horvat told reporters. “It’s unfortunate to give up that point. I thought we had a pretty solid game for 55 minutes; it’s just a matter of closing it out.”
ABOUT THE RANGERS (8-7-2): Mika Zibanejad scored against Columbus to extend his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists) and give him 14 of his team-leading 15 points in the last 13 contests. Fellow forward Pavel Buchnevich collected a goal and an assist versus the Blue Jackets to push his point streak to three games, during which he has two of each. Chris Kreider netted his club-best eighth goal Saturday and Kevin Hayes set up a pair of tallies to push his assist streak to a career high-tying three games.
1. Vancouver G Jacob Markstrom owns a 3-1-1 career mark in six encounters versus New York despite sporting a 3.59 goals-against average and .881 save percentage.
2. Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist’s 436 wins are one shy of tying Hall of Famer Jacques Plante for seventh place on the NHL’s all-time wins list.
3. New York owns a 9-2-1 mark in its last 12 contests versus Vancouver.
PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Canucks 2