The Rangers are the hottest team in Hockey, and the last 3 games have been an exclamation point for sure. The Rangers started their California road trip on Wednesday in Anaheim. The Rangers absolutely dominated the league leading Ducks in a 4-1 victory. Top bookie sites originally had the Rangers at around +120, but at game time they dropped to as low as -110. A big line move to say the least considering Anaheim is usually a heavily played side.
In my opinion the most impressive win of the three came on Thursday night in Los Angeles. In a rematch of last years Stanley Cup Final, the Rangers came in at a +140 dog at top bookie software sites, presenting great value. Coming off a road victory the night before and their backup goalie in net, the Rangers came out flying, although they found themselves in a 2-0 hole at the end of one period. Impressively, the Rangers stormed back scoring 4 unanswered goals and completely controlling the puck. LA came on late adding one, but it was too little, too late. The Rangers got the 4-3 victory and made sites for bookies a lot of money.
The 3 game road trip concluded with a match up in San Jose against the Sharks. In previous years, traveling to San Jose has been a daunting task to say the least. Local bookie software sites consistently had them as a 2/1 favorite or higher. Last night, sites for bookies had them at only -115 against the high flying Rangers, and the Rangers showed why. They took it to the Sharks early and enjoyed a 2-0 lead into the third period. The final score was 3-1 giving the Rangers yet another impressive west coast victory. That was 5 in a row for the Rangers, while scoring 22 goals in 5 games. Top bookie software sites will have to drop their futures prices on this team, because it looks like there is no stopping them now.