This 28-year-old Swede is a Devils killer. After recording a goal and assist in their last meeting (March 22nd), the Rangers’ Alternate Captain now has 4 multi-point games in his last 5 vs. NJD.
In their last visit across the Hudson, the Blue Shirts scored 2 quick goals before squandering the lead in an embarrassing defeat. Unfortunately for New Jersey, one of the key contributors to that comeback, superstar Jack Hughes, is likely out tonight after leaving last game with a knee injury.
I love my Devils, but without Jack, we do not stand a chance tonight vs. NYR. His absence will be deflating physically (through lack of talent) but also mentally.
If you prefer backing teams over player props, NYR 3-way ML feels solid tonight. They’ve screwed me a couple times now, which led me to prefer the low-hanging fruit: a bet that Zibanejad will record an assist vs. his cross-town rival, as he’s done in 5 of his last 6 vs. them. This year it is 2-1.
Mika has not recorded an assist in two straight games but before that, it hit in 5 of his last 6. Great time to buy the dip at plus money odds.