New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Game Picks 10/17/2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils (0-4-2, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) host the New York Rangers (2-1-0, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) at Prudential Center on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at +109 and the Devils are at -120. The total opens at 6.5. The Rangers cover 66.7% of the time, having gone 2-1 SU. New Jersey covers 0% of the time, going 0-6 straight up.
The New York Rangers had a rough game after their 4 - 1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in their previous game. The Rangers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. For this matchup, they finished 1 out of the 21 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. New York ended up with 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Rangers was 23 and the Corsi against was 48 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 32.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 17 and the Fenwick against was 38, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 30.9%. They won 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 33.3% and they had a PDO of 92.7 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers earned a total of 27 shots. They had 8 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 4 total points this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL. They are 29th in the league in goals scored with 11 while they've given up 9 goals, ranking them 29th overall. They have had 9 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 33%. That is 4th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 12 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 28 shots per game and as a team shoot 13.25% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 9th in the league in stopping the puck.
The New Jersey Devils faced the Florida Panthers in an outing where the Devils ended up losing by a mark of 6 - 4. In this matchup, New Jersey had a 43.1% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 25 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 38.6% by notching a Fenwick of 17 and the Panthers earning a 27 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New Jersey had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.7 and their percentage of oZS was 36.8%. The Devils converted 4 goals of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but were not able to net one. In discussing the opposition, the Panthers had 5 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 1 goal on that try. New Jersey conceded 34 shots on goal and the Panthers racked up 6 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 30th in the NHL with a total of 2 points this year. They have 0 power play goals on 18 opportunities for a percentage of 0%. That ranks them 29th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 21 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 57%. That is 30th in the NHL. As a team, the Devils are 20th in the league with 13 goals scored while they've given up 27 goals, which is 1st overall. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.78%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 86%. That is 30th in the NHL.
New York is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 41.5%, as they've attempted 102 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 144 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 40.7% as they have 72 attempts while they have given up 105 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 37% of the time, which is 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 63% for the season. That is 1st overall in the NHL. They have 63 face-off wins compared to 58 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That ranks them 10th in the league. On defense New York has 44 hits and they have blocked 39 shots from the opposition, putting them 29th overall.
The Devils are 26th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 43.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 56.8% for the season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 121 face-off wins compared to 130 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense New Jersey has 90 hits and they have blocked 48 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. New Jersey is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.8% as they've attempted 190 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 216 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46% ranks 27th as they have 143 attempts while they have given up 168 shots on the defensive end.
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