Calgary Flames vs. New York Rangers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Feb 11, 2024

Four games on Monday’s NHL slate, and the lone Canadian team in action is Calgary as they visit the New York Rangers for the only time this season.

Calgary
27-25-1-4
AT
February 12, 2024, 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
NY Rangers
38-16-1-2
Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +125
Over / Under o +6
Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -155
Over / Under u +6

The Blueshirts are priced as -150 favourites on the NHL odds.

Flames vs. Rangers NHL Betting Odds

Calgary has a chance to complete a 4-0 road trip through the Eastern Conference that also swung through Boston and New Jersey. The Rangers try for the season sweep as they won 3-1 in Calgary on Oct. 24 – scoring all three goals in the second period after Blake Coleman had given Calgary a lead just 1:15 into the game. Alexis Lafreniere, Chris Kreider and Erik Gustafsson had the New York goals, but Filip Chytil was the No. 1 star with two assists. Former Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin was the No. 2 with 25 saves. Jacob Markstrom made 17 saves for Calgary.

New York is definitely an Eastern Conference contender again and leads the Metropolitan Division with 69 points. I’d expect the Rangers to be active ahead of next month’s trade deadline. The Rangers did reportedly make an offer for Calgary forward Elias Lindholm before he was traded to Vancouver recently. Last year, the Rangers landed Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko ahead of the deadline but flamed out in the first round of the playoffs.

Calgary has won six of the past 10 meetings overall. The over-under is 5-4-1 in those. 

Calgary Flames

Calgary won its fourth game in a row Saturday, 5-2 at the Islanders. MacKenzie Weegar was the No. 1 star with his first career hat trick, the last coming on an empty net with 22 seconds remaining. He was the seventh defenceman in Flames history to achieve the feat, joining Nikita Zadorov (April 12, 2023), Dougie Hamilton (Feb. 17, 2018), Al MacInnis (March 16, 1992), Dana Murzyn (Feb. 22, 1990), Paul Reinhart (Nov. 24, 1986) and Barry Gibbs (Dec. 31, 1975). Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, has 15 points in 15 games in the New Year and two multi-point games in his past three. Blake Coleman had his first goal in eight games. Jacob Markstrom recorded his fourth assist of the season on Weegar’s game-opening goal. Only four different goaltenders in Flames history have recorded more assists in a season, with the most recent being Roman Turek with five in 2001-02. Markstrom has won four straight games in net and is 9-3-0 in his last 12 starts. Calgary is 4-9 in its past 13 vs. Metropolitan Division foes. 

New York Rangers

New York won its fourth game in a row Friday, 4-3 in overtime at Chicago. Mika Zibanejad’s 16th goal of the season at 2:37 of OT was the winner after the Blueshirts blew a 3-1 third-period lead. Zibanejad set a franchise record with his eighth career overtime goal. Alexis Lafreniere (14th goal of season), Chris Kreider (24th) and Jonny Brodzinski (fourth) had the other Rangers goals. New York was 0-for-3 with the man advantage and has now failed on 14 straight power-play tries spanning six games. Defenceman Adam Fox had two assists to become the sixth player in Rangers history to record 30 assists in each of his first five seasons with the franchise, joining Mark Messier (6), Phil Goyette (6), Artemi Panarin (5), Reijo Ruotsalainen (5) and Phil Esposito (5). Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves for the Rangers in his first start since Jan. 26. They are 5-2 in their past seven at home. 

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