Rangers vs Devils Tuesday Prediction - The New York Rangers make their way to the Prudential Center Tuesday night to take on fellow Metropolitan divion foes the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers sit comfortably in 2nd place in the Metropolitan division with 74 points, trailing behind the NHL’s best, Washington Capitals. The New Jersey Devils sit just 4 points out of a playoff spot holding a record of 29-24-7 and 65 points.

New York will most likely be playing without their captain and star blue liner, Ryan McDonagh, after missing several games from an incident in which he was caught off guard in a scuffle with Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds. He made a short return but left in the middle of a game against Toronto when he took an elbow to the head and complained of neck spasms shortly afterwards.

Even with their captain unable to lead them on the ice, the Rangers have went 4-0-1 in his absence and have furthered thei cushion for a playoff berth in the East. Ranger net minder, Henrik Lundqvist, has been a veritable stonewall as of late, amassing a 1.20 GAA in his last 5 starts including a shutout.
Rangers vs Devils Tuesday at The*Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey - 7:00 p.m. ET
With New Jersey currently sitting out of a playoff position, they have still managed to give the Rangers trouble this season, going 2-1-0 in their previous 3 meetings. Cory Schneider sports an impressive 1.65 GAA when playing the Rangers this year but has struggled in a recent 3 game skid for the Devils. The 3 losses has seen him amass a 3.33 GAA and a lack of offensive production around him hasn’t helped the Devils improve in the standings.

The Devils blew a 3rd period lead against the Washington Capitals, Saturday night, and have been outscored almost 2 to 1 in their 3 game losing streak.

A lingering rivalry and one team barely sitting on the outside looking in on the playoff race, will ensure both teams playing at a top level. New York has a 6 point lead between 2nd and 3rd place in the Metro, but with just over 20 games left in the season, would like to possibly expand their cushion in the East.