New York Rangers
The Rangers come into this game on the back of a 5-2 loss on home-ice to the Nashville Predators on Monday night. It was the Rangers’ third loss in four games.
Chris Kreider and Artemi Panarin scored for the Rangers, with Alexander Georgiev making 19 saves. The Rangers went 0 for 4 on the power-play, with Juuse Saros stopping all 11 shots for the Predators during the man advantages.
The Rangers are averaging 3.18 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.15 (GA). Panarin leads the way for the Rangers with 43 points, consisting of 20 goals and 23 assists.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs had to hang on in the end as they claimed a 5-3 win on home-ice over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Auston Matthews scored twice for Toronto, with further goals coming from Frederik Gauthier, Dmytro Timashov and Ilya Mikheyev. Frederik Andersen recorded 27 saves.
Toronto are averaging 3.26 GPG, while they are allowing 3.14 GA. Matthews has 21 goals and 36 points for the Maple Leafs, while Mitch Marner has 20 assists.
New York Rangers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Lines & Predictions
In terms of NHL predictions for this game, the Maple Leafs are 8-4-0 since Sheldon Keefe replaced Mike Babcock on November 20 and they are the tips to maintain that upturn in form here.