Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Stars and Rangers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Rangers are favored by -1.5 against the Stars.


The Pick: New York Rangers -1.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.


  • The Rangers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Stars (+1.5)

Do the Stars Have What it Takes on the Road?

On the season, the Stars are 34-15-8, which has them in 1st place in the Central Division and 2nd place in the Western Conference. On the road, Dallas has gone 17-6-5. Over their last ten games, they are 7-3.

When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Stars have gone 19-13 this season. In games where they have been the underdog, Dallas has gone 2-2-2. Over their last three games, the Stars have gone 1-2.

Overall, Dallas has a puck line record of 22-34 this season, including going 14-14 on the road. So far, the Stars have 16 wins by multiple goals, compared to just 6 wins by one goal.

Currently, the Stars have a puck line record of 4-6 over their last ten games and 3-2 in their last five road games. As the underdog, Dallas has a puck line record of 6-0 and an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Dallas is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Stars come in with an over/under record of 35-20-1.

In their last three road games, Dallas has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. So far this year, the Stars are 20-8 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Dallas’ offense is Roope Hintz. Coming into the game he has 23 goals, ranking 30th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hintz has 27 assists this season.

New York defense takes on the Stars ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.5 shots per game against New York. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Scott Wedgewood has started 22 games this season. His current record stands at 13-5, and his save percentage is 0.642%.

Can the Rangers Pull Off a Home Win?

At home this season, the Rangers have been dominant, going 19-7-0, and they have won four straight games at Madison Square Garden. Overall, New York has won seven straight games, and they are in first place in the Metropolitan Division and third in the Eastern Conference with 75 points. In conference games, the Rangers have gone 19-9.

As the favorite, the Rangers have won five straight games and have gone 29-13-2 this season. Over their last ten games, New York has gone 8-2, and they have won five straight games when favored. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are in third place and have won three straight games.

At home, the Rangers have a puck line record of 12-14 and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. Overall, New York has gone 27-28 against the puck line.

In their last ten home games, the Rangers have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line, including a perfect 3-0 mark in their last three games. So far this season, they have won 21 games by multiple goals.

This season, New York’s games are averaging 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Rangers currently have an over/under record of 29-23-3.

Across their last three road contests, Dallas has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 5 goals per game.

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 11th in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 6th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

New York’s leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 32 goals which is 7th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 42 assists this season.

The Rangers defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.5 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Dallas, goalie Igor Shesterkin has started 35 games in this season. His current record is 22-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.849%.