NHL Free Pick – Monday, January 13

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The New York Rangers host the New York Islanders at the Madison Square Garden in our NHL free pick for Monday. Both teams will be looking to bounce back from a loss when they meet tonight. The Rangers suffered a 5-2 loss against the St Louis Blues on Saturday. On the other hand, the Islanders managed to grab a point in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Boston Bruins. Before we get into our NHL free pick for tonight’s match, we would like to remind our readers that our NHL picks are now available for purchase. You can get all of today’s picks for only $5.

New York Rangers vs New York Islanders

Monday, January 13 – 19:00 EST – Madison Square Garden

The New York Rangers’ two game winning streak came to an end on Saturday, however they will now look to bounce back against their city rivals. The Rangers are on a four game winning streak at Madison Square Garden, defeating the likes of the Devils, Avalanche, Hurricanes, and Ducks. The home team is 12-8-2 this season. Offensively, the Rangers are scoring 3.55 goals per game at home, ranking 7th in the league. Defensively, they are conceding an average of 3.23 goals per game, ranking 24th in the league. Without a doubt, the Rangers must step up defensively if they want a chance to win this game. Look out for Artemi Panarin to provide some firepower up front for his team. The Russian forward ranks fifth in the league for most points with 62. Alexandar Georgiev (10-9-1, GAA: 3.17) will start in goal tonight.

On the other hand, the New York Islanders will look to return to their winning ways and continue to compete in the metropolitan division. The Islanders dropped points against an inform Boston Bruins team in their last match. On the road, the Islanders are 13-7-1 this season. Offensively, they lack goals on their travels, as they are averaging 2.62 goals per game (ranking 22nd in the league). However, they are playing well defensively, conceding 2.52 goals per game, ranking 2nd in the league. Mathew Barzal remains the main threat for the Islanders. He has accumulated 37 points in 43 games this season. Semyon Varlamov (15-5-4, GAA: 2.32) is expected to start in goal.



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