Saturday, April 23, 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 23, 2016. Pittsburgh leads the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +165 and the Penguins at -185. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-27-9 and on the road they had a record of 19-17-5. They finished 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 236 goals and gave up 217 goals for a point differential of +19. The Rangers had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 44-36 and an over/under record of 37-28-17. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home this season. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 45-33 while their over/under record sat at 36-32-14.
Derick Brassard accumulated 58 total points this season for the Rangers. He had 27 goals this season with 182 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 166 shots. He had 35 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist had 35 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He had 1,944 shots against him and gave up 156 goals. He made 1,788 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby accumulated 85 total points this season for the Penguins. He had 36 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 49 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 218 shots. He had 51 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury had 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He had 1,665 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers had 101 total points this season. They scored 233 goals while giving up 215 goals. They had 226 power play opportunities and scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Rangers allowed 243 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They averaged 28 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.97% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins had a total of 104 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers had a total of 241 goals scored while they gave up 199 goals during the campaign. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
New York had a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they attempted 4,360 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,817 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 48.3% as they had 3,267 attempts while they gave up 3,503 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers started possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50% for the season. They had 2,313 face off wins compared to 2,390 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.2%. On defense New York had 2,164 hits and they blocked 1,314 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.5% as they had 3,638 shots while they gave up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they had 1,947 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers were 44-36 straight up this season
The New York Rangers were 37-28-17 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up this season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
04/21/16 D Daniel Girardi Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/21/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
04/21/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
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