[8:09 PM] Red Wings @ Rangers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Red Wings (1-2-0)

@ New York Rangers (2-1-0)


Starting Goalies:

Jimmy Howard (DET): Confirmed

Henrik Lundqvist(NYR): Confirmed


Current odds:

Detroit Red Wings: (+140)

New York Rangers: (-160)


Speed thrills. That could easily be the mantra for the New York Rangers, who are flashing a catch-us-if-you-can style through the first three games of the season. Coming off a seven-goal eruption in a win over San Jose, the Rangers will square off with an Original Six rival when the Detroit Red Wings pay a visit to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Defenseman Mike Green registered the first hat trick of his career in Monday’s win for Detroit, which continues to get strong production from Thomas Vanek. The veteran forward collected three assists against Ottawa and has five points in three games in his 12th season overall and first with the Red Wings.

Forward Chris Kreider is off to a sensational start for New York, recording a goal and an assist in each of the first three games. Kreider is the first Ranger to notch six points in the season’s first three games since Brian Leetch in 1992-93 and the first to open with three straight multi-point games since Bernie Nicholls (1990-91).

Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist, who has allowed three goals in each of his two starts, has three shutouts in 10 games against Detroit.

Red Wings C Darren Helm has three goals in his last two games, matching his output in eight contests versus the Rangers.

Following Monday’s play, New York was the only team in the league to have 18 different players notch at least one point.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Rangers

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick