NHL Playoffs Game 6: Devils vs Rangers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 29)
- New York Rangers must win game six to force a deciding game
- New Jersey Devils lead 3-2 in the series after a comfortable home win
The pressure will be on the New York Rangers on Saturday, as they look to stay alive in their opening round series against the New Jersey Devils. Defeat in game six would mean the end of the line for the Rangers, with the Devils currently holding a 3-2 series advantage.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 8:00 P.M. ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
- How To Watch: NHL TV
Tensions will be high at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, as the New York Rangers will be favored in their bid to remain in contention. They come into this game in extremely poor recent form, as they have suffered three straight defeats against the Devils. That includes defeats in each of the two previous games played at Madison Square Garden.
But, the Rangers did land victories in games one and two to put themselves into a commanding position earlier in the series. They will need to rediscover that threat in the final third, while they will also have to start much quicker than they did in the previous clash on Thursday.
The New Jersey Devils come into this game with momentum on their side, as they have landed three straight wins against the Rangers. They smoothly moved into a series advantage in game five, as they made home advantage count with a 4-0 success.
New Jersey scored once in the opening period, before adding two goals in the following period. A final effort was added in the final frame. Erik Haula was in excellent form on Thursday, as he scored twice and registered one assist. Dawson Mercer and Ondrej Palat also scored goals in the wide-margin victory.
It’s a slight surprise that the Devils are such big outsiders in the betting this weekend, as they have won the previous three against the Rangers, including back-to-back wins at Madison Square Garden. Therefore, we will be siding with the visitors on Saturday to wrap up their series success.