Hockey betting scheduling shows that it is the final game of a three-game road trip for the Rangers. Bet on hockey history shows that the Rangers are 5-4-1 in the last ten meetings against San Jose.
These teams rarely meet so going back too many years might not do much good when you bet on hockey. The teams did play last year in New York and the Rangers won 3-1 according to hockey betting results. They met once in 2006 in San Jose and the Rangers again won 3-1 according to bet on hockey results. You then have to go back to 2003 when they played to a 2-2 tie. The last four meetings between the two teams have gone under the hockey betting total.
New York has had a lot of their success this season because of their defense. They have been near the top of the league all year in goals allowed according to bet on hockey numbers. The Rangers get enough offense to win close games but overall they are in the bottom third of the league according to bet on hockey statistics. Nikolai Zherdev is the main goal scorer for the Rangers according to hockey betting stats. Defense and goaltending though are what wins games for New York so look for Henrik Lundquist to shine in this bet on hockey matchup.
San Jose has an excellent goalie in Evgeni Nabokov. He leads a defense that is usually ranked in the Top 5 according to bet on hockey stats. San Jose can also score goals as for most of the season they have been leading the league on offense according to bet on hockey statistics. Offense is the main difference between the Rangers and the Sharks since the goaltenders and the defense are fairly even.
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