Stars-Rangers Free Tuesday Hockey Play

On January 17, 2017, in Free Picks, NHL, by Stephen

Stars at Rangers Under 6 minus $1.20

Dallas isn’t the high-scoring team of a year ago. The Stars rank 17th in goals. They have netted only one goal during their past two away matchups. Jamie Benn only has 10 goals with just one in his last 10 games.

The Rangers have scored just three goals in their last two home games. I expect a big effort from the Rangers here, but on the defensive end stepping up for goalie Henrik Lundqvist. The teams met last month in Dallas and Lundqvist played great with 27 saves in a 2-0 victory. He also took a cheap shot hit from Cody Eakin that caused him to miss nearly six minutes of that game.

New York hasn’t forgotten about that hit from Eakin. Lundqvist hasn’t been playing well in net and now the pressure is really on him to meet his previous high standards with backup goalie Antti Raanta out probably through the All-Star break. So I see the Rangers rallying to Lundqvist’s aid here at the cost of some offense in order to make sure the Stars do little scoring damage.


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