Saturday, April 16, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The New York Rangers travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Pittsburgh leads the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +148 and the Penguins at -162. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
New York comes into this matchup with an overall record of 46-27-9 and on the road they have a record of 19-17-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 236 goals and given up 217 goals for a point differential of +19. The Rangers have 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-36 and an over/under record of 37-28-17. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 45-33 while their over/under record sits at 36-32-14.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 27 goals this season with 182 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 166 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 35 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,944 shots against him and has given up 156 goals. He has made 1,788 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 85 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 36 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 218 shots. He has 51 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,665 shots against him and has given up 132 goals. He has made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 101 total points this season. They have scored 233 goals while giving up 215 goals. They have had 226 power play opportunities and have scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Rangers have allowed 243 power play opportunities and given up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.97% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 104 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 257 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 241 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they've attempted 4,360 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,817 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 3,267 attempts while they've given up 3,503 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. They have 2,313 face off wins compared to 2,390 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.2%. On defense New York has 2,164 hits and they've blocked 1,314 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.5% as they have 3,638 shots while they've given up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they have 1,947 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 44-36 straight up
The New York Rangers are 37-28-17 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 45-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-32-14 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
04/13/16 GO Henrik Lundqvist Eye injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
04/05/16 D Ryan McDonagh Hand expected to miss first round of playoffs
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/13/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
04/13/16 GO Matt Murray Head "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
04/13/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
04/13/16 RW Bryan Rust Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Wrist expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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