SEATTLE KRAKEN vs New York Rangers Prediction & Preview

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Rangers have been hot lately and are heading to the Great Northwest to face expansion Kraken, who have won their last two games.

After losing their first two games of the season, the Rangers have won five of their last six games. They come after a shutout victory and have in the young season played a solid defense in a fifth place in the NHL, giving an average of 2.25 goals per game. match. New York is in third place in the Metropolitan Division three games out of first place.

The Kraken began their first season in the NHL by losing five of their first six games, but they have won their last two games where they were solid on both sides of the ice. Seattle is a draw with three other teams in the Pacific Division with seven points just two points out of the basement.

This is the first match of the season between these teams.

Slightly better defense this time

After getting their four-game winning streak to end with a loss that yielded five goals, Rangers played killer D in their final game in a 4-0 home shutout victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ryan Strome and Alexis Lafreniere each lit the lamp for the first period and Chris Kreider added a couple of powerplay goals in the third period.

Igor Shesterkin (4-1-1 1.81 GAA) stopped all 31 shots he encountered and he gave up five goals in his previous start, while only giving up one in each of his three starts before that.

It’s a good thing that Rangers have played a good defense, and even though they scored four goals in the last game, they only score an average of 2.38 goals per game. match. Kreider, who leads the team with six goals, has scored two goals in two of his last three games and Lafreniere is the only other player with more than two goals with three of them. Adam Fox leads the Rangers by seven points (1 goal 7 assists) and he had three assists in the win over Columbus. Backup G Alexander Georgiev (1-1-0 3.51 GAA) can get the call in this match and he gave up two goals by winning his last start while losing his season debut and giving up after five goals. This season, New York is 4-1 away.

Balance gets it done

Kraken has had a good balance in winning their last two matches, where they outcompeted their opponents 9-2. In their last game, they were at home, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-1, they scored four unanswered goals after giving up the first goal in the first period. Haydn Fleury scored twice to give Seattle a 2-1 lead and Brandon Tanev and Mark Giordano each scored in the last minute of regulation. Philipp Grubauer (3-3-1 2.93 GAA) gave up a goal on 31 shots, and after giving up eight goals in two starts, he has only given up one in each of his last two starts.

Kraken scores an average of 2.75 goals per game Tanev Leads the team with six goals and has three goals in the last two games. No other player has more than three goals for the team. Jared McCann leads the club by seven points (3 goals 4 assists) and he has one goal and three assists over his last five games. Seattle has 2-1 at home this season.

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