As the 2015-16 NHL Regular Season moves on, we find that on Friday night the 30th of October 2015 the Maple Leafs of Toronto 1-5 (Atlantic Division) playing at the Rangers of New York 6-2 (Metropolitan Division) with the game being played Madison Square Garden at 7:05 PM ET.
The Rangers are on top of their Division at 6-3 ties with the Islanders, and they have had some 4 days rest as the play the Leafs at the Garden. In their last game the Rangers were impressive with a 4-1 win on Sunday over the Flames of Calgary. On the other side, the Maple Leafs has struggled as they are in a transition period with new Coach M. Babcock. To date this season they have only accumulated just 1 win and come into this game at the Garden after losses in 4 consecutive games.
For those that Bet on NHL at a sportsbook and are fans of the Maple Leafs of Toronto, your team in their last game against the Coyotes of Arizona got overtaken by 2 power plays in the 1st period on Monday night in a game they lost 4-3. The Toronto team thus far this season has had a terrible start and rank 20th in goals at 2.4 each game, and in goals scored against them a 3.3 which is 27th, and their special teams have also been struggling as their 8.6 power play % ranks the 27th and for penalty kills they are ranked 28th in the NHL.
Yes your team has struggled scoring goals, but they have not struggled in making shots, as the presently rank 2nd in the NHL with 33 attempts each game. Their leader on shots is N. Kadri with 35 and scoring only 1 goal and 4 assists. Their leading scorer is Reimsdyk who on 27 shots made 4 goals. Then they have Komarove with 17 shots on goal with 4 goals.
Toronto in this game has a favorable chance against the Rangers since the New York team allows some 31.8 shots at goal each game. Flooding the Rangers defense with shots at goal can give Toronto with a few breaks some goals. Even so they need their defense to step up as their goalkeeper Bernier has struggled against the Rangers, as in his last 4 games with them the games were all determined by just 1 goal. To date the Leafs in their last 5 games on the road they lost 4 of those games.
For the fans of the Rangers of New York your team keeps winning as lately in their last 5 games they won 4, and hope to continue that streak after their last Sunday 4-1 win over the Flames of Calgary. The Rangers by the way have won their last 3 games consecutively at the Garden as they now prepare to face the Maple Leafs of Toronto.
Their D. Girardi made the winning goal last Sunday, and that put the Rangers in the lead for the game in the 2nd period and they never lost the lead after that. That was the 1st goal for Girardi this season as he went past M. Messler as 10th on the career games played list. To have a star veteran such as Girardi can assist some of the Rangers young team mates, like O. Lindberg to adjust to the NHL life.
The rookie Lindberg is leading the New York team with 7 points and 5 goals to date, and playing well with K. Hayes and J. Miller in their line 3, as the Ranger s possess a forward rotation that is deep with M. Zuccarello with 4 goals, D. Stephan with 3 goals that are the 1st line power with D. Brassard with 3 goals in the 2nd line. The Rangers should be able to score easily in this game against the struggling defense of the Leafs.
Defensively their goal tender H. Lundquist has a .942 percentage safe this season while facing the most shots on goal at 272 and that’s first in the NHL. In the Ranges last five games the total has went over.
The online betting prediction for this Friday night NHL game will see the Rangers of New York continue to dominate the Maple Leafs of Toronto, thus winning this game at the Garden and extend their winning streak.