Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -135 and the Canadiens at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 74 games. They have an overall record of 42-24-8 and on the road they have a record of 17-16-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 212 goals and given up 194 goals for a point differential of +18. The Rangers have 8 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-3-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-32 and an over/under record of 33-28-13. Montreal shows up with a record of 34-35-6 including 20-14-3 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 199 goals and surrendered 216 for a goal differential of -17. The Canadiens have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-41 while their over/under record sits at 35-28-12.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 26 goals this season with 163 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 24 goals on 154 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 33 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,789 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,650 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 13 goals this season with 176 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 25 goals on 278 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Mike Condon has 18 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,290 shots against him and has given up 123 goals. He has made 1,167 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Rangers have 92 total points this season. They have scored 209 goals while giving up 192 goals. They have had 202 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Rangers have allowed 214 power play opportunities and given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.91% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 74 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 235 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 232 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 194 goals scored while they've given up 213 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.41%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.2% as they've attempted 3,895 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,349 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.1% as they have 2,930 attempts while they've given up 3,160 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. They have 2,098 face off wins compared to 2,148 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense New York has 1,966 hits and they've blocked 1,189 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 4,347 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,062 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51% as they have 3,148 shots while they've given up 3,021 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 49.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.8% as they've compiled 2,422 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,350 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 1,041 shot attempts and they have 1,788 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 41-32 straight up
The New York Rangers are 33-28-13 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 32-41 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 35-28-12 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
03/08/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/18/16 D Mark Barberio Concussion out indefinitely
03/14/16 D P.K. Subban Neck out indefinitely
03/08/16 RW Brendan Gallagher Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
02/23/16 D Tom Gilbert Knee out for season
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Hernia out for season
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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