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Minnesota Wild vs. New York Rangers NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/28/2022

The Minnesota Wild takes on the New York Rangers on 1/28/2022 at 08:05 PM.

Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers face off today. The Minnesota Wild has a record of 25.0-10.0 this season. The New York Rangers is 28.0-12.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Minnesota Wild Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Minnesota Wild into 3.4 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.0%, which is average.

Opponents take 32.4 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Minnesota Wild Team Offense Preview

They score 3.2 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a strong offense. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.3 power play opportunities per game this season, they do an above average job at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 17.74% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 33.3 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

New York Rangers Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force New York Rangers into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.59%, which is average.

Opponents take 31.7 shots per game regardless of situation and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

New York Rangers Team Offense Preview




They score 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 24.81% of their shots on the power play.

They take 28.4 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and they are average in their shot quality.

The Minnesota Wild Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Wild

Mathew Dumba D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 18 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan Hartman RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 31.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 18 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 32 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 14.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kirill Kaprizov LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 19.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 17 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 32 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 49 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The New York Rangers Roster

The Players to Watch for New York Rangers

Adam Fox D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 12.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 40 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 47 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 8.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jacob Trouba D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 21 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mika Zibanejad C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 10.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 16 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 27 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 43 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Minnesota Wild vs. New York Rangers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Minnesota Wild 2 New York Rangers 3

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