The Columbus Blue Jackets look to extend their season high 9 game win streak tonight in New York when they play the Rangers. The Rangers have played the Blue Jackets fairly well over the past few seasons winning 7 of the last 11 meetings overall including 2 of the 3 meetings played so far this season.
Head to Head Trends
Road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
New York Rangers (-200)
The New York Rangers are 1st in the Metropolitan Division with 107 points and are also 1st in the Eastern Conference 1 point ahead of the Montreal Canadians. The Rangers thought they were in trouble a couple months back when starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist went down with an injury but backup Cameron Talbot stepped up and played great in his absence. Well Lundqvist is back and looks like is didn’t miss a beat winning his last 3 starts and allowing just 5 goals total and probably just in time too as Talbot has really cool off allowing 9 goals over his last 2 starts.
New York Rangers Trends
Rangers are 24-8 in their last 32 vs. Eastern Conference.
Rangers are 19-8 in their last 27 home games.
Columbus Blue Jackets (+180)
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 5th in the Metropolitan Division with 82 points and even though they are out of the playoff race I I think they could almost consider this season a success after coming back from all the injuries and losing 15 of 17 games early in the season. The Blue Jackets are the hottest team in the league right now winning their last 9 games in a row although you really have to think they are due for a loss and playing the best team in the conference in their home building might be a good time for this streak to come to an end.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends
Blue Jackets are 9-0 in their last 9 overall.
Blue Jackets are 73-149 in their last 222 vs. a team with a winning record.
I’m going to go with the New York Rangers to put an end to the Blue Jackets current 9 game win streak tonight. The Blue Jackets have proven them-selves to be a good team but 9 games is a pretty long win streak and I just can’t see it going much longer.
Free Pick: New York Rangers -200