NHL Game of the Night: Maple Leafs vs Rangers Best Bets & Player Props

Daniel Collins

Thu Apr 13 2023

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Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs roll into Madison Square Garden to take on Mika Zibanejad and the New York Rangers in the regular season finale for both of these teams readying themselves for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Both of these teams have clinched a playoff birth and have their first round matchups in their sights, as the Rangers finished 3rd in the Metropolitan Division and the Leafs finished 2nd in the Atlantic.

You can check out all the First Round matchups and more on our First Round Matchups page to get a breakdown of everything you need for the start of the playoffs next week.

Tonight, it will be all about who can go into the playoffs with a win.

Even though both teams don’t have standings to grab or seeding to improve, there is plenty on the line.

Below, you will find everything you need to watch and bet on this heavyweight bout between these two historic franchises as the NHL regular season comes to a close.

Let’s get to it!

  • Important Game Information
  • NHL Betting Stats and Trends
  • Game Prediction
  • Best Bet

Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers

  • Game Date and Time: Thursday, April 13th, 2023. 7:00 PM EST
  • Game Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+


  • Leafs +1.5 (-220)
  • Rangers -1.5 (+180)


  • Leafs (+115)
  • Rangers (-135)


  • Over 6.5 (-110)
  • Under 6.5 (-110)

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It should be a great regular season finale in the Garden tonight as both of these teams wrap up their excellent seasons and get ready to skate into the playoffs looking to hoist the Stanley Cup.

The Leafs finished the regular season 2nd in the Atlantic division and will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st Round of the playoffs for the 2nd year in a row.

The series last season was incredible, going 7 games, seeing the Leafs fall in game 7 to the experienced Bolts.

Toronto will want to go into this series with as much momentum as possible.

That starts tonight against one of the best teams out of the Metro in one of the most famous hockey venues in the country.

The Rangers are gearing up for another deep playoff run, looking for just as much and hopefully more success than their Eastern conference finals appearance last season.

The Rangers finished 3rd in the Metropolitan division and it is looking likely the Rangers have a date with the New Jersey Devils in Round 1.

Both of these first round matchups will be must see tv, but tonight this game will have fireworks as well.

Both of these teams will come out hard and look to pick up as much momentum heading into the first round.

There are also plenty of players playing for season milestones, so there is more on the line than just a win or a loss.

Mika Zibanejad from the Rangers and William Nylander from the Leafs are both sitting on 39 goals and will be gunning for goal number 40 tonight.

More on them shortly 😉

In this game, I like the Rags to get the job done at home on Fan Appreciation night.

The Garden faithful will have plenty to cheer for the next month and that cheer will start tonight.

Best Bet

Rangers Moneyline (-130) BetRivers

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Player Prop of the Game

William Nylander o3.5 SOGs (+128) FanDuel

Will William bag goal number 40 tonight?

I wrote about this in my NHL Best Props Tonight piece so go give that a read for my favorites all over the league tonight.

As I mentioned before, Nylander is sitting on 39 goals and should come out firing tonight to bag his 40th goal.

He also has been playing great recently, with 4+ SOGs in 2 of his last 3 games, with a goal in those games as well.

For the value and the incentives associated, give me Nylander all day!

I also love his ATG for the awesome plus money value. Go get number 40 Willy!

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Daniel Collins
Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins is a sports fanatic and data-driven bettor. He has expertise in the NFL, NBA, and NHL. He’s a big fan of the Titans #titanup, Predators #predators and Arsenal #coyg. If he isn’t watching, betting on or writing about sports, he loves the outdoors, traveling, strong coffee and delicious food. You can follow him on Twitter @SweatpantJesus. Peace and Love