Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -155 and the Rangers at +140. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 45-28-5 and on the road they have a record of 20-15-2. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 217 goals and given up 186 goals for a point differential of +31. The Lightning have 5 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-33 and an over/under record of 31-38-9. New York shows up with a record of 43-26-9 including 25-9-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 225 goals and surrendered 207 for a goal differential of +18. The Rangers have 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-35 while their over/under record sits at 36-28-14.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 30 goals this season with 200 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 23 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 9 goals on 176 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 34 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,627 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,511 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 27 goals this season with 172 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 31 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 25 goals on 158 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 33 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,858 shots against him and has given up 149 goals. He has made 1,709 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have 95 total points this season. They have scored 214 goals while giving up 183 goals. They have had 264 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Lightning have allowed 242 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.38% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 213 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 226 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 222 goals scored while they've given up 205 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.00%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 4,315 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,150 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,230 attempts while they've given up 3,159 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the season. They have 2,263 face off wins compared to 2,312 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,598 hits and they've blocked 991 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 4,135 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,578 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.2% as they have 3,100 shots while they've given up 3,327 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 49.2% as they've compiled 2,204 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,275 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,251 shot attempts and they have 2,078 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 44-33 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 31-38-9 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 42-35 straight up
The New York Rangers are 36-28-14 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
04/03/16 C Steven Stamkos Blood Clot expected to miss 1-3 months
03/26/16 D Anton Stralman Fibula out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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