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The New York Rangers have gone through a rebuild the last few seasons, but the outlook is beginning to look clearer. Alexis Lafreniere, the first overall pick in the 2020 draft, has joined a young core that includes Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Igor Shesterkin, and Adam Fox.

The future is bright on Broadway. And fans are excited to get back into Madison Square Garden to cheer on the Rangers—especially if they have a bit of action on the game.

Below you’ll find the easiest and best ways to bet on New York Rangers hockey, including the best available odds for the next game, playoff and Stanley Cup odds and some Rangers stats to take into consideration before you get your bets down.

Tonight’s Rangers odds  

See below for the latest Rangers odds at NY (NJ) online sportsbooks for tonight’s game. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and get your bets in.

Rangers Stanley Cup odds

Below find up-to-date odds on the Rangers to win the Stanley Cup, win the East, or their division. Click on any odds to claim your bonus and start making your bets.

Shesterkin MVP, Vezina odds

Igor Shesterkin is on the radar as a Vezina contender already. Can an MVP trophy even be considered? See below for the latest Shesterkin odds at NY online sportsbooks.

How to bet on Rangers games in New York

Betting on New York Rangers hockey has never been simpler here in the Empire State. Gone are the days of illegal bookies or off-shore online sportsbooks. Sports betting is now legal in New York.

To get started, check out some of the offers and bonuses found on this page. Once you’ve found an offer that suits your needs, register an account with the sportsbook you’ve selected.

Fill out your email and password as well as any other identifying information they ask for such as your birth date. Once you’ve registered your account, make sure you’ve claimed any sportsbook bonuses or promos.

The easiest way to bet is through an app. Download the app of your sportsbook onto your phone. With the app on your phone, you can bet from anywhere in the state at any time. The sports betting app will not work unless your phone’s location is in NY.

Once you’ve registered an account, claimed your bonus, and downloaded the app, you need to fund your account. Use any of the available deposit methods to add money to your sportsbook account. Once your account is funded, you are ready to place your hockey bets!

Rangers schedule 2021-22

Things return to normal this season as the Rangers play an 82-game regular-season schedule. Top highlights include battles with the rival New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, and Philadelphia Flyers, as well as visits from the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers.

The season will conclude at the end of April with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To see the exact Rangers schedule for 2021-22, check

How did the Rangers do last season?

The 2020-21 NHL regular season was condensed to 56 games. The Rangers finished up with a record of 27-23-6. That was good for 60 points, but short of a playoff spot. After an uneven start to the year, New York pulled it together and got back into contention.

However, an untimely five-game losing streak at the tail end of the season dashed the club’s postseason hopes. Mika Zibanejab scored 24 goals to lead the way, while Artemi Panarin was tops in points with 58. Igor Shesterkin had a solid 2.62 GAA while going 16-14-3 on the year.

Rangers betting lines explained

Below is an example of a typical betting line for a hockey game:

TeamMoneylinePuck lineTotal
NY Rangers+100+1.5 (-250)Over 5.5 (-110)
NY Islanders-120-1.5 (+220)Under 5.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: When you bet a team on the moneyline, you are simply betting on them to win the game. The odds on the moneyline are set based on the probability of the team winning that game. Margin of victory doesn’t matter. In the above example, if you bet $100 on the Rangers then you would win a profit of $100. To win a profit of $100 on the Islanders, you’d need to bet $120.
  • Puck line: The puck line is hockey’s version of point spread betting. It closely resembles run-line betting in baseball. In sports like football and basketball, the spread varies based on the skill level of the teams. In hockey, the puck line is almost always 1.5 because of the lower-scoring games and the variance present in the sport. Usually, betting the favorite to cover the puck line is a plus-money payout.
  • Total: Similar to other sports, betting over or under on the total is a popular way to bet on hockey games. You simply decide whether the teams will combine to score more or fewer goals than the listed number. Most hockey totals fall in the range between 5.5 goals and 6.5 goals.

Rangers Vegas odds vs. online odds

The sportsbooks in Las Vegas have been setting lines for a long time. Only recently have other states been legally allowed to join them. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that online sportsbook odds found in NY very closely mirror the odds we see in Vegas.

Vegas has mastered the art of setting balanced lines. They use computer models and analytics to set their lines and then adjust them slightly based on news and public perception.

Online sportsbooks in NY use similar models and calculations to set their lines.

The main difference comes in public perception. If the Rangers are playing a game, the perception here at home will be different than the perception in Las Vegas. This might lead to small line adjustments at times.

Hometown teams might have their odds adjusted as they are likely going to be a popular team to bet on. Sportsbooks might shade a line to avoid having too much liability on one side of the action.

Rangers live betting

Live betting is a section of the market that both sportsbooks and bettors love. Live betting means betting on a game after it has already started with the odds adjusted for what has already happened.

If the first period has no goals, but you expect the scoring to pick up, you can bet the live over. The total might have dropped from 6.5 pregame to a new total of 5, meaning you’d get a better line.

You can also bet on which team you think will end up winning the game, which team will win the next period, or which team will score the next goal. The easiest way to place a live bet is through an app. You can bet while out running errands or simply sitting on your couch and enjoying the game.

Rangers prop betting

Prop betting is betting on certain things to happen within the game. Some examples of props include:

  • Period bets: Bet on which team will win the period you bet on. You can also bet over/under the total for that period. If you can only watch one period of a game, this is a good way to get in on the action.
  • First player to score: Bet on which player you think will score the first goal of the game. The payouts are great on this bet, with even the best scorers in the game going off at odds of +500 or better. Some defensemen or bottom line forwards can go off near 30/1.
  • Over/Under points: Bet on how many points (goals and assists) a player will score in a game. Oftentimes, lines are set at 0.5 points, but some star players line is set at 1.5.

Best Rangers betting app

draftkings app njDraftKings is one of the premiere names in the sports betting world. No sportsbook offers as many options, markets, and lines as DraftKings.

DraftKings has great sign-up offers and promotional offers. They give odds boosts frequently across all markets.

In addition to being customer-friendly, DraftKings has a great app and live betting feature, FlashBet. The DraftKings app makes it easy to bet from anywhere in the state.

They also have a great collection of live lines, meaning you can get in on the action at any time.

Rangers sports betting partnerships

In January 2020, Madison Square Garden and DraftKings announced a marketing partnership that made DraftKings the official and exclusive NY sports betting and daily fantasy sports partner of the New York Rangers as well as the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden.

The agreement provided DraftKings with premier brand integration across the arena, teams, and Madison Square Garden’s expansive list of assets and digital platforms. The Garden has also expanded to have similar deals with Caesars and BetMGM, so it’ll be interesting to see what develops in the future.

Rangers stats leaders

The Rangers have had some great players don the blue for the organization over the past few seasons. Here are the team leaders in some key categories over the past five years.

2020-21Mika Zibanejad (24)Artemi Panarin (58)Adam Fox (42)Igor Shesterkin (904)
2019-20Mika Zibanejad (41)Artemi Panarin (63)Artemi Panarin (95)Alexandar Georgiev (967)
2018-19Mika Zibanejad (30)Mika Zibanejad (44)Mika Zibanejad (74)Henrik Lundqvist (1541)
2017-18Mika Zibanejad (27)Mats Zuccarello (37)Mats Zuccarello (53)Henrik Lundqvist (1862)
2016-17Chris Kreider (28)Mats Zuccarello (44)Mats Zuccarello (59)Henrik Lundqvist (1502)

Rangers draft picks

The New York Rangers have an influx of young talent on the roster thanks to some key draft picks over the past few years. Here’s their recent draft history:

  • 2021: Brennan Othmann (1st round, 16th overall)
  • 2020: Alexis Lafreniere (1st round, 1st overall), Braden Schneider (1st round, 19th overall)
  • 2019: Kaapo Kakko (1st round, 2nd overall)
  • 2018: Vitali Kravtsov (1st round, 9th overall), K’Andre Miller (1st round, 22nd overall), Nils Lundkvist (1st round, 28th overall)
  • 2017: Lias Andersson (1st round, 7th overall), Filip Chytil (1st round, 21st overall)

Rangers bench staff

George Gallant was hired in the offseason to replace David Quinn. He has made three other stops in his NHL head coaching career, most recently leading the way for the Vegas Golden Knights from 2017-20. Gord Murphy, Mike Kelly, and Jim Midgley are the assistant coaches with Benoit Allaire on board as head goaltending coach.

Past Rangers coaches 

There’s a new head coach at the helm for the Rangers. The most recent coaches have been given ample time to spread their wings. Here’s a look back at how they fared.

Head CoachTenureRecord
David Quinn2018-202196-87-25
Alain Vigneault2013-2018226-147-37
John Tortorella2009-2013171-115-29
Tom Renney2004-2009164-117-46
Glen Sather2003-200433-39-18

New York Rangers home games

  • Name: Madison Square Garden
  • Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Owner: Madison Square Garden Entertainment
  • Operator: Madison Square Garden Entertainment
  • Capacity: 18,006
  • Groundbreaking: October 1964
  • Opening Date: February 1968
  • Construction Cost: $123 million
  • Other Events Hosted: NBA, WNBA, College Basketball, Lacrosse, Concerts, Wrestling, Award Shows

Sportsbooks/bars near MSG

Madison Square Garden is in New York City. Online sports betting is not yet legal in New York, so if you want to bet on the game online you’ll have to cross the bridge into New Jersey.

If you just want to watch the game, some bars in the area include The Ainsworth, American Whiskey, and Blarney Stone. New York City has options everywhere, so you’ll have no issues finding a place to watch the game.

Rangers broadcasters

New York Rangers hockey is broadcast on MSG Networks. MSG’s broadcasting area encompasses New York, Northern and Central New Jersey, Northern Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Sam Rosen has handled the play-by-play duties for the Rangers since 1984. Alongside Rosen in the booth is Joe Micheletti who has occupied the post since 2006.

John Giannone, Al Trautwig, and Steve Valiquette are in the studio for TV broadcasts breaking down the action.

On the radio side, the Rangers broadcast their games on ESPN New York radio. Play-by-play duties alternate between Kenny Albert, Don LaGreca, and Joe Tolleson.

Albert has been in the booth since 1995 when he took over for his father, Marv. LaGreca and Tolleson have filled in since 2012.

Dave Maloney handles the analyst role on radio and has done so since 2005. Pete Stemkowski is his fill-in, occupying that role since 2012.

How can I watch/stream Rangers games in New Jersey?  

You can watch New York Rangers hockey on MSG Networks. You can listen to the games on ESPN Radio. If you’re on the go, you can download the MSG Go app to watch the games via stream. You simply need to log in with your cable provider.

If you’re out of the market, you can watch the games through or on NHL Center Ice. Both have an annual subscription charge.

Rangers history 

The New York Rangers were founded in 1926 and are considered one of the NHL’s “Original Six” franchises. The Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1928, 1933, and 1940. The Rangers then struggled for most of the next 50-plus years until 1994 when they won the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup. They have not won the Stanley Cup since.

The Rangers current owners are the Dolan family. The Dolan family and their company, Cablevision, bought the Rangers in 1994 from Viacom. Jim Dolan serves as the primary owner. He is maligned in the NBA community, but in terms of running the Rangers, Dolan is seen as a good owner.

Here are some all-time leaders in New York Rangers history:

  • Games Played: Harry Howell (1160)
  • Goals: Rod Gilbert (406)
  • Assists: Brian Leetch (741)
  • Points: Rod Gilbert (1021)
  • Goalie Games Played: Henrik Lundqvist (887)
  • Wins: Henrik Lundqvist (459)
  • Saves: Henrik Lundqvist (23,509)

Rangers FAQ

Who owns the Rangers?

The Rangers are owned by Madison Square Garden. The chairman is James Dolan.

How much are the Rangers worth?

According to Forbes, the Rangers are worth 1.65 billion.

What celebrities get rinkside seats at Rangers games?

Rangers rink side tickets are a hot-ticket, and big-name celebrities are often seen at their games. You can see athletes from other local sports teams like the Giants and Yankees at their games. Also, movie stars and singers are spotted at the Garden all the time.

Who is the Rangers captain?

The Rangers haven’t had a captain since they traded away Ryan McDonagh in 2018. McDonagh joins an expansive list of past captains that includes Ryan Callahan, Chris Drury, Jaromir Jagr, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier, and Barry Beck.

How much are Rangers tickets?

The average price of Rangers tickets is $158. If you’re looking for cheap tickets, some go for as low as $25.

How many times have the Rangers won the Stanley Cup?

The Rangers have won the Stanley Cup four times in 1928, 1933, 1940, and 1994.

What Rangers numbers are retired?

The following numbers are retired by the Rangers:

  • 1 (Eddie Giacomin)
  • 2 (Brian Leetch)
  • 3 (Harry Howell)
  • 7 (Rod Gilbert)
  • 9 (Andy Bathgate, Adam Graves)
  • 11 (Vic Hadfield, Mark Messier)
  • 19 (Jean Ratelle)
  • 35 (Mike Richter)

What is the Rangers Twitter?

You can follow the Rangers on Twitter at @NYRangers

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