[7:00 PM] Jets @ Rangers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Winnipeg Jets (5-6-1)

@ New York Rangers (9-3-0)


Starting Goalies:

Connor Hellebuyck (WPG): Confirmed

Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): Confirmed


Current odds:

Winnipeg Jets: (+173)

New York Rangers: (-192)


Less than a month into the season, the Winnipeg Jets are missing seven players who were on their Opening Night roster, but they nonetheless enter Sunday’s game against the host New York Rangers with 11 points in their first 11 contests. The Jets pulled off yet another surprising comeback Friday at Detroit, getting the first two goals of Brandon Tanev’s career in the final eight minutes en route to a 5-3 triumph.

The Rangers, who possess one of the best offenses in the league, topped Boston 5-2 on Saturday for their fourth win in a row and seventh in their last eight contests. New York averages 4.2 goals per contest and has scored 21 times during its current four-game winning streak, getting short-handed tallies from Derek Stepan and Kevin Hayes in Saturday’s victory.

Patrik Laine scored his seventh goal of the season, keeping the rookie among the league leaders, and Mark Scheifele recorded a three-point performance. The Jets have not surrendered a power-play goal in four of their last five contests.

New York is the second team to register nine wins (Montreal has 21 points) and Stepan produced another big effort in Saturday’s victory, recording one goal and two assists to give him five points in his last three contests.

New York entered Saturday as the only team in the NHL to have seven or more players with four or more goals.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Rangers

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick