Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +110 and the Rangers at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Chicago comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 37-18-5 and on the road they have a record of 15-11-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 170 goals and given up 139 goals for a point differential of +31. The Blackhawks have 5 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-23 and an over/under record of 20-28-12. New York shows up with a record of 32-18-6 including 21-5-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 163 goals and surrendered 143 for a goal differential of +20. The Rangers have 6 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-24 while their over/under record sits at 24-23-9.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 82 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 34 goals this season with 211 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 136 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 31 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,433 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,332 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 19 goals this season with 129 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 117 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 28 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,390 shots against him and has given up 106 goals. He has made 1,284 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 79 total points this season. They have scored 169 goals while giving up 139 goals. They have had 184 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blackhawks have allowed 166 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.08% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Rangers have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 157 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 169 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 160 goals scored while they've given up 141 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.73%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 3,366 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,329 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,476 attempts while they've given up 2,498 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 1,757 face off wins compared to 1,804 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Chicago has 1,040 hits and they've blocked 831 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,001 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,221 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.3% as they have 2,264 shots while they've given up 2,330 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 1,587 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,614 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 891 shot attempts and they have 1,528 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 37-23 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 20-28-12 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 31-24 straight up
The New York Rangers are 24-23-9 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
02/14/16 RW Marian Hossa Lower Body expected to miss 1-2 weeks
New York Rangers Injuries
02/13/16 LW Rick Nash Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 D Ryan McDonagh Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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