Rangers Single Purpose is a Stanley Cup in 2024

Rangers Single Purpose is a Stanley Cup in 2024

Since 1940, the New York Rangers have had one Stanley Cup championship (1994). But the Rangers remain one of the most popular and valuable franchises in the NHL. The Broadway Blueshirts are all in to win in 2023-24. Specifically, the hiring of coach Peter Laviolette was the ultimate statement of their championship desires. Laviolette was tasked to win a Stanley Cup. There is no rebuilding or tweaking in New York. That has already been done. So far, Laviolette has NHL odds solid results, but the Rangers have tailed off after a blistering hot start.

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New York Rangers Team Overview

At the approach of the All-Star Break, the New York Rangers are 29-15-3 straight up and 22-18-1 over/under the sportsbook total. Also, New York is 1st in the Metropolitan Division playoff standings. Carolina is two points behind the Rangers in the Metropolitan Division playoff race. Late on, New York has covered three out of their last ten games. While the Rangers have gone under the total in four of its previous seven matchups.

New York has NHL rankings of 13th for goals scored and 2nd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Rangers have NHL rankings of 8th for goals against and 7th for penalty killing. The Rangers have good but not great metrics. Despite a good power play. Their full-strength goal-scoring is a concern. Thus, the jury is still out as to whether the Broadway Blueshirts can hoist hockey’s Holy Grail.

New York Rangers Key Players, Goaltending, and Coach

Namely, Peter Laviolette is one of the most successful bench bosses in NHL history. He was the previous head coach of the Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Caroline Hurricanes, and New York Islanders. He won the 2006 Stanley Cup as HC of the Hurricanes. In sum, his career record is 752-503-25-150.

Number one goalie Igor Shesterkin is a key reason why the Rangers emerged as a top contender. Shesterkin has played his entire career for the Broadway Blueshirts. Overall, he has a stellar career save percentage of .924 and a 2.37 goals-against average. This season will be the second that Shesterkin was named to the All-Star Game.

LW Chris Kreider is another important and dangerous weapon for the Rangers. In his first 47 games, Kreider scored 22 goals with 21 assists and a +10. Previously, Kreider was the 19th overall pick of the 2009 NHL Draft. Kreider has spent his entire career with the Rangers and is a fan favorite. He is coming off his two best goal-scoring seasons in New York, with 52 in 2021-22 and 36 in 2022-23. Also, Kreider is a two-time All-Star.

D Adam Fox is a key playmaker and number one defenseman. Correlate that Fox had eight goals and 27 assists in his first 37 games. Fox began his NHL career in 2019-20 with the Rangers. In 285 career games he has 36 goals, 199 assists, and 235 points. Fox is a two-time All-Star.

LW Artemi Panarin is the best offensive player on the Rangers. In his first 46 games, Panarin scored 28 goals with 34 assists and 62 points. In turn, Panarin went undrafted. His career began with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015-16, and he produced a 30-goal season. Panarin has been with the Rangers since the 2019-20 campaign. Overall, in 590 career games, Panarin has 216 goals, 445 assists and 661 points. “Bread” is a two-time NHL All-Star.