Friday, December 23, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 31 games. They have an overall record of 19-8-4 and on the road they have a record of 7-5-4. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 91 goals and given up 60 goals for a point differential of +31. The Wild have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 18-12 and an over/under record of 9-16-6. New York shows up with a record of 23-11-1 including 12-5-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 115 goals and surrendered 82 for a goal differential of +33. The Rangers have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-12 while their over/under record sits at 17-14-4.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Wild. He has 5 goals this season with 62 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 10 goals on 89 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 16 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 750 shots against him and has given up 39 goals. He has made 711 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
J.T. Miller has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 9 goals this season with 65 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Kevin Hayes has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 11 goals on 58 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 15 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 660 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 607 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 42 total points this season. They have scored 91 goals while giving up 60 goals. They have had 87 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Wild have allowed 94 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.98% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 94%.
The Rangers have a total of 47 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 103 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 96 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 115 goals scored while they've given up 82 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.39%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they've attempted 1,694 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,772 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49% as they have 1,261 attempts while they've given up 1,310 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 989 face off wins compared to 917 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.9%. On defense Minnesota has 490 hits and they've blocked 462 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 1,867 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,003 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 1,404 shots while they've given up 1,421 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 46.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.9% as they've compiled 983 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,028 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 582 shot attempts and they have 733 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 18-12 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 9-16-6 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 21-12 straight up
The New York Rangers are 17-14-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
12/20/16 C Erik Haula Lower Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
12/19/16 LW Rick Nash Groin out indefinitely
11/20/16 C Mika Zibanejad Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/20/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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