Sunday, March 27, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Sunday, March 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +115 and the Rangers at -138. The over/under has been set at 5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 40-25-8 and on the road they have a record of 17-14-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 204 goals and given up 182 goals for a point differential of +22. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-3-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-33 and an over/under record of 30-30-13. New York shows up with a record of 42-24-8 including 25-8-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 212 goals and surrendered 194 for a goal differential of +18. The Rangers have 8 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 41-32 while their over/under record sits at 33-28-13.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 76 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 31 goals this season with 216 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 14 goals on 189 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 32 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,591 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,465 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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. 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%.
The Penguins have 88 total points this season. They have scored 201 goals while giving up 178 goals. They have had 235 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Penguins have allowed 228 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.35% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 92 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 202 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 214 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 209 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.91%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 52.4% as they've attempted 4,290 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,894 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.3% as they have 3,234 attempts while they've given up 2,945 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. They have 2,307 face off wins compared to 2,263 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.5%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,766 hits and they've blocked 949 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,895 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,349 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.1% as they have 2,930 shots while they've given up 3,160 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,098 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,148 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,189 shot attempts and they have 1,966 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 38-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-30-13 against the over/under
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
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/26/16 C Nick Bonino Upper Body out indefinitely
03/25/16 D Olli Maatta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
New York Rangers Injuries
03/25/16 GO Henrik Lundqvist Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Montreal
03/08/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee out indefinitely
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