Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers 10/12/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/11/2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden in New York
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On Sunday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs will go up against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. This will be each team's third game of the season.
Last season, the Rangers were able to defeat the Maple Leafs in two of their three games against each other. In that season series, the Rangers outscored the Maple Leafs 11-5, but two of those three games were decided in overtime.
Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel has seven goals and 16 points in his career against the Rangers, which is well below his numbers against most other franchises. Veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf has also struggled against them by accumulating just six points in 20 games. Tyler Bozak has fared a bit better against them by assisting on seven goals in 14 games. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is 1-0-2 against New York in his career with a .926 save percentage and a 2.89 GAA.
Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh has played well against the Maple Leafs in his career by accumulating five points in 11 games with a plus-10. In 14 games against Toronto, center Derek Stepan is a plus-3 and has two goals with nine assists, while Rick Nash has 10 points in 14 games against them. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist has gone up against the Maple Leafs 24 times in his career, and he has a 12-7-5 record with a .905 save percentage in those contests.
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
Toronto Maple Leafs are 0-1-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Maple Leafs are 1-0-0 against the Over/Under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
New York Rangers are 1-0-0 Against the Spread
New York Rangers are 0-0-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Maple Leafs
10/08/14 D Cody Franson Knee expected to miss Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
New York Rangers
10/10/14 D Dan Boyle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/10/14 GO Henrik Lundqvist Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Columbus
10/10/14 RW Kevin Hayes Shoulder probable Saturday vs. Columbus
10/10/14 LW Tanner Glass Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
09/26/14 C Derek Stepan Fibula expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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