Los Angeles Kings (20-27-4) vs New York Rangers (22-22-7) NHL ICE Hockey Live on FEB 04TH, 2019 07:00 PM EDT and Venue: Madison Square Garden, Ney York
The New York Rangers made a great effort to win the Presidents’ Trophy, before being defeated in the first game of their five-game home game, the highest of the season. The Rangers tried to recover on Monday by hosting the Los Angeles Kings, who have lost seven of their last eleven games to live in the Western Conference warehouse.
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“We fought hard, we played a very good match, but that’s not enough. You have to win hockey games and we did not,” said Mats Zuccarello, who scored his 13th. Point (five goals, eight assists). in seven games after scoring Saturday against Tampa Bay (3-2). New York, which has eight points in second place in the Eastern Conference, has won a three-game winning streak with two of the three points since returning from the All-Star season.
Los Angeles suffered a late lift on Saturday after allowing three goals in less than five minutes in the third period of a 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders in the opening game of their six-game road trip. “I mean, it’s a cliché, but you have to play 60 minutes in this league if you want to win,” said Kings defender Alec Martinez, who scored the decisive goal with 55 seconds to play in the first leg. Kings 3 victory over the Rangers on October 28.
Television: 7 pm ET, NHL network, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West, FS West (Los Angeles), MSG (New York)
Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers: News
LOS ANGELES (20-27-4):
Captain Anze Kopitar has collected a goal and a helping hand in consecutive games to strengthen his totals in the number of goals (15) and points (36). Kopitar scored a goal in the first game against the Rangers. While defender Drew Doughty (the best of his club with 23 assists) scored to aid in a pair of power-play goals in the second period. Dustin Brown, who had one of those power-play goals in the game. Angeles had three assists in his last two starts, which earned him two points less than 600 in his career.
NEW YORK RANGERS (22-22-7):
Kevin Hayes scored a power-play goal against Rayo to bring his points total to 19 (six goals, 13 assists) in his last 14 games. “There’s no moral victory in the NHL. But if you watch the game, we’ve had three good games,” Hayes told reporters about the team’s trip since returning from the All-Star game. Hayes has accumulated six points (four goals, two assists) in seven career games against the Kings. Also including a goal in all three games of the series at Madison Square Garden.
Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers: Betting Odds
- Los Angeles LW Ilya Kovalchuk had one goal and two assists in the first match against New York.
- The Rangers are 7-for-17 in the power play in their last six games and have canceled 25 penalties of 29 in the last eight games.
- Kings F Jeff Carter has three points out of 700 in his career.
Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers: Prediction
Rangers 4, Kings 2