Thursday, April 21, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Pittsburgh leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +100 and the Rangers at -110. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 48-26-8 and on the road they had a record of 22-15-4. They finished 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and gave up 203 goals for a point differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 45-33 and an over/under record of 36-32-14. New York had a regular season record of 46-27-9 including 27-10-4 at home this season. They were 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 236 goals and surrendered 217 for a goal differential of +19. The Rangers had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 44-36 while their over/under record sat at 37-28-17.
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 this year. 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%.
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. 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%.
The Penguins had 104 total points this season. They scored 241 goals while giving up 199 goals. They had 261 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They averaged 33 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.85% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers had a total of 101 points on the season. They had 42 power play goals on 226 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. They allowed 243 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Penguins had a total of 233 goals scored while they gave up 215 goals during the campaign. They averaged 28 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.97%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
Pittsburgh had a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they attempted 4,812 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,384 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.5% as they had 3,638 attempts while they gave up 3,293 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,593 face off wins compared to 2,576 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.2%. On defense Pittsburgh had 1,947 hits and they blocked 1,091 shots from the opposition.
New York attempted 4,360 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,817 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 48.3% as they had 3,267 shots while they gave up 3,503 attempts on defense. The Rangers had an offensive zone percentage of 50% and their defensive zone percentage was 50% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they compiled 2,313 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,390 face off losses. On defense New York blocked 1,314 shot attempts and they had 2,164 hits as a unit.
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 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 Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/19/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. NY Rangers
04/19/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion "?" Thursday vs. NY Rangers
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
New York Rangers Injuries
04/19/16 D Daniel Girardi Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
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