Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers 1/3/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 1/2/2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden in New York
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The Buffalo Sabres, who are just 4-12-1 on the road this season, will be visiting the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
During the 2013-14 season, the Rangers were able to sweep their three-game series against the Sabres. They won both of the games in Buffalo, including a 2-1 win in the two teams' final meeting of the season.
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Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth has done well against the Rangers in his career, going 5-1-0 against them with a .938 save percentage and an impressive 1.11 GAA. Right wing Drew Stafford has notched eight goals and six assists against New York in his career, while left wing Matt Moulson has 21 points in 26 career games against them.
In their game against the Florida Panthers in Wednesday night, the Rangers played a solid offensive game against came away with a dominant 5-2 road victory. They were 1-for-2 on the power play in that win and ended up outshooting the Panthers 34-20.
Through 35 games this season, the Rangers are scoring three goals per game while holding their opponents to just 2.4 goals per game. Veteran winger Martin St. Louis is having another good season by notching 12 goals and 16 assists, while Rick Nash is the team leader in points with 36. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist is now 17-8-3 on the season with five shutouts, a 2.39 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
Buffalo Sabres are 14-24-0 Against the Spread
Buffalo Sabres are 19-13-0 against the Over/Under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
New York Rangers are 20-15-0 Against the Spread
New York Rangers are 18-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/31/14 RW Brian Gionta Upper Body "?" Friday vs Florida
12/29/14 D Tyler Myers Lower Body out indefinitely
12/21/14 LW Marcus Foligno Hand out 3 months
12/19/14 C Cody McCormick Lower Body out indefinitely
12/18/14 C Torrey Mitchell Lower Body out indefinitely
10/31/14 GO Matt Hackett Knee out indefinitely
01/01/15 D Rasmus Ristolainen Flu probable Friday vs. Florida
New York Rangers
No injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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