Thursday, March 3, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The New York Rangers travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +115 and the Penguins at -127. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 37-20-6 and on the road they have a record of 14-14-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and given up 159 goals for a point differential of +21. The Rangers have 6 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-2-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-26 and an over/under record of 27-27-9. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 32-22-8 including 19-9-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 167 goals and surrendered 160 for a goal differential of +7. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-30 while their over/under record sits at 25-26-11.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 22 goals this season with 143 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 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 21 goals on 128 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 31 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,540 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,423 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 60 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 25 goals this season with 176 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 24 goals on 149 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 26 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,367 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,260 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 80 total points this season. They have scored 177 goals while giving up 157 goals. They have had 172 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Rangers have allowed 189 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.71% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 198 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 194 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 165 goals scored while they've given up 156 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.11%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've attempted 3,347 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,647 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.8% as they have 2,516 attempts while they've given up 2,638 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. They have 1,783 face off wins compared to 1,829 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense New York has 1,681 hits and they've blocked 1,009 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 3,622 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,383 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.6% as they have 2,742 shots while they've given up 2,571 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.7% as they've compiled 1,985 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,931 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 812 shot attempts and they have 1,521 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 36-26 straight up
The New York Rangers are 27-27-9 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 31-30 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 25-26-11 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
02/29/16 RW Jesper Fast Illness "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh
02/13/16 LW Rick Nash Knee out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
02/04/16 RW Eric Fehr Lower Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/02/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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