New York Rangers at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
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The New York Rangers head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Friday, March 2, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +127 and the Flames at -140.
New York has a record of 28-30-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-18-2-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 183 goals and surrendered 206 goals for a point differential of -23. For the year they have an ATS mark of 28-36-0 and an over/under record of 34-28-0. Calgary has a record of 32-24-9 including 14-14-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 184 goals and have given up 192 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 32-33-0 while their over/under mark is 31-32-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 28-36-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 34-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 32-33-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 31-32-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
02/28/18 LW Matt Beleskey Acquired is "?" Friday vs Calgary
02/28/18 D Chris Bigras Acquired is "?" Friday vs Calgary
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
02/10/18 GO Ondrej Pavelec Knee IR (02/08)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Hip IR (11/24)
02/28/18 LW Micheal Ferland Lower Body is "?" Friday vs NY Rangers
02/28/18 C Nick Shore Acquired is "?" Friday vs NY Rangers
02/23/18 GO Mike Smith Lower Body IR (02/10)
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Pavel Buchnevich has scored 34 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 13 goals this season with 112 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 14.8 minutes played per contest. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 10 goals on 135 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 24 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 1,698 shots against him and he's surrendered 146 goals. He's made 1,552 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Sean Monahan has 58 total points this season for the Flames. He has 29 goals this year with 172 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 29 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 188 attempts. He has 53 assists, giving him a total of 73 points on the year. David Rittich has 6 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 411 shots against him and he's given up 41 goals. He's made 370 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 62 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 183 goals while giving up 206 scores, which has them ranked 18th and 6th respectively. They have had 192 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the league. The Rangers have given up 199 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.07% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 17th in the league with a total of 73 points this season. They have 41 power play goals on 225 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the NHL. They've given up 222 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Flames are 16th with a total of 184 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.62%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th overall in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.3% as they've tried 3,550 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,949 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 30th in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.9% as they have 2,726 shots while they've given up 2,966 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the year. That puts them 11th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,875 face-off wins as opposed to 1,865 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 14th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,381 hits and they've blocked 983 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That ranks them 10th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,985 face-off wins as opposed to 2,042 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Calgary has 1,240 hits and they've blocked 877 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Calgary is ranked 4th in Corsi percentage with 52.1% as they've tried 4,137 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,808 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 11th in the NHL at 51.2%, as they have 3,081 shots while they've given up 2,931 attempts on defense.
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