New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Expert NHL Picks 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (9-5-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) play the New York Rangers (5-6-1, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) at PNC Arena on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The Rangers open this contest at +235 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -265. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Rangers cover 41.7% of the time, having gone 5-7 SU. The Hurricanes cover 57.1% of the time, going 8-6 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 6 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 37 goals which puts them at 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 22nd in the league. The Rangers currently have a total of 11 pts, which puts them at 25th in the league and 14th in the Eastern Conference. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 360 which puts them at 16th in the conference and 31st in the league. As a team, New York has a total of 178 hits which means they are averaging 14.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 152 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has played 335 mins protecting the net for the season. Lundqvist is surrendering 3.58 goals against average which has him ranked 22nd among East goalies and 38th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's given up 20 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .906 which has him ranked 14th among East goalies.
The New York Rangers were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 2 loss to the Ottawa Senators their last time out. The Rangers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 34 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. New York had a total of 36 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 33 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.2%. They won 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 68.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 84.2 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Ottawa Senators racked up a total of 30 shots. They finished with 22 penalty minutes and they tallied 6 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 9 victories and 5 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 6th in the conference and 9th in the league with +7. They have a total of 49 goals for the year which has them ranked at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Carolina has a save percentage as a team of .904 which has them sitting 16th in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.1% ranking them 9th in the East. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.50 GAA and that has him ranked 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 17th in the NHL among goalies. In the 575 mins he's played this season, he's surrendered 24 goals. His save percentage is .909, which places him at 11th among Eastern Conference goalies and 25th in the NHL among goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes played the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where the Hurricanes ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4 - 1. In this game, Carolina wound up with a 67.2% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 43 while their opponent had a Corsi of 21. Their Fenwick percentage was 68.0% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Flyers having a 16 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 85.4 and their percentage of oZS was 66.4%. The Hurricanes converted 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Flyers had 3 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. Carolina gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Flyers earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-265)
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