Saturday, December 3, 2016
Madison Square Garden
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +175 and the Rangers at -195. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 23 games. They have an overall record of 9-9-5 and on the road they have a record of 3-6-5. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 55 goals and given up 61 goals for a point differential of -6. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 8-14 and an over/under record of 8-10-5. New York shows up with a record of 16-8-1 including 9-4-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 91 goals and surrendered 63 for a goal differential of +28. The Rangers have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-9 while their over/under record sits at 14-9-2.
Victor Rask has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 8 goals this season with 52 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 78 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Cam Ward has 7 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 496 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 456 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
J.T. Miller has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 8 goals this season with 55 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Kevin Hayes has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by scoring 10 goals on 41 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 510 shots against him and has given up 44 goals. He has made 466 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 23 total points this season. They have scored 55 goals while giving up 61 goals. They have had 68 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Hurricanes have allowed 62 power play opportunities and given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.99% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Rangers have a total of 33 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 73 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 64 power play opportunities and have given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 91 goals scored while they've given up 63 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.80%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they've attempted 1,316 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,203 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 957 attempts while they've given up 916 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 55.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.1% for the season. They have 673 face off wins compared to 619 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.1%. On defense Carolina has 445 hits and they've blocked 287 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 1,297 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,452 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.3% as they have 990 shots while they've given up 1,017 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 725 face off wins this season and they have suffered 750 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 435 shot attempts and they have 494 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-14 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-10-5 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 16-9 straight up
The New York Rangers are 14-9-2 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/28/16 C Jordan Staal Concussion out indefinitely
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion expected to miss 5-7 days
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Ryan Murphy Knee out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
12/02/16 LW Matt Puempel Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Carolina
11/20/16 C Mika Zibanejad Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/20/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back expected to miss 5-7 days
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina +175
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.