While the Rangers have struggled in the standings at times this season, forward Artemi Panarin has not in producing points.
Panarin is having a career-best season and for his efforts, he's one of the leading candidates for the NHL's MVP Award this year, the Hart Trophy.
Panarin clocked in with the fourth-best odds to land the hardware at +800 odds on Monday.
Here's the full breakdown from Odds Shark:
Odds to win the NHL Hart Trophy (BetOnline):- Odds Shark (@OddsShark) March 2, 2020
On Sunday in a 5-3 loss to the Flyers, Panarin contributed two assists on the power play, extending his current point streak to 13-straight games. Those two brought him to 90 points on the season. That's a career-high for the 28-year-old, as is his 32 goals and his plus-minus total of plus-34.
Overall, Panarin still has a hill to climb to reach the NHL point leader, the Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, who has 102 points. Draisaitl's teammate, Connor McDavid, is tied for the best odds to land the Hart Trophy with 89 total points, but he's played in only 59 total games, as compared to Draisaitl's 65 and Panarin's 64. The Rangers signed Panarin over the most recent offseason on a massive seven-year, $81.5 million deal.
The Rangers are currently on the outside looking into the playoff picture in the NHL, sitting four points out of a wild card spot, behind the New York Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets. The Rangers' next outing is Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the St. Louis Blues.