New York Islanders at New York Rangers 10/14/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/13/2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden in New York
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Tuesday night, the battle of New York continues with another meeting between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers.
The New York Islanders will approach this one with a 2-0-0 record after outlasting the Carolina Hurricanes last Saturday. Carolina had lost their opener but they proved to be a tough opponent for the Islanders. The 1st period of that game was a back and forth battle as the teams traded goals. It was knotted up at 2 -2 going into the 2nd period but the Islanders stretched out to a 4 -2 lead after goals by Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey. With a 2 goal lead, New York could stand to allow the Hurricanes a 3rd period goal. But if they want to remain undefeated, they can’t afford to be too generous to their rival Rangers.
The Rangers themselves won’t be in that great a mood as they take the ice in this game. New York got blown out in their Sunday night game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the Leafs took a 1 - 0 lead in the 1st, the Rangers tied the game. It was still close after Toronto went up 2 -0 early in the 2nd. But things went downhill for New York after Toronto opened up 4 -1 lead. Even with another goal in the 2nd, New York couldn’t slow down Toronto. They were down 6 - 2 going into the 3rd and a late goal really didn’t matter. So, with a 1-2-0 record, the Rangers will look to shake off that loss by putting up a better effort against the Islanders.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 2-0-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 2-0-0 against the Over/Under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
New York Rangers are 1-2-0 Against the Spread
New York Rangers are 2-0-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Islanders
10/09/14 D Calvin de Haan Upper Body out indefinitely
10/09/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia out indefinitely
10/07/14 D Lubomir Visnovsky Back out indefinitely
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
New York Rangers
10/13/14 LW Rick Nash Personal "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
10/12/14 LW Mats Zuccarello Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
10/10/14 D Dan Boyle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/26/14 C Derek Stepan Fibula expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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