New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/27/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+113) Canadiens (-125)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (29-27-9, 5th in the Atlantic Division) host the New York Rangers (34-24-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) at Bell Centre on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The Rangers open this contest at +113 while the Canadiens are coming in at -125. The O/U opens at 6. The Rangers cover 54.1% of the time, having gone 33-28 SU. The Canadiens cover 41.0% of the time, going 25-36 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 34 wins and 24 losses, putting them at 7th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 206 goals which puts them at 6th in the East and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +17, putting them at 9th in the league. The Rangers have compiled a total of 72 points, which puts them at 17th in the league and 11th in the East. In terms of shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 1,927 which puts them at 12th in the East and 22nd in the league. As a group, New York currently has a total of 1,251 hits which means they have an average of 20.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 790 blocks for the year. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has played 1,522 minutes defending the net this year. Lundqvist is allowing an average of 3.12 GAA which places him at 26th in the East and 55th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 79 goals. His save % is .907 which places him at 22nd in the East.
The New York Rangers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 3 win over the New York Islanders in their previous contest. The Rangers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this victory. For this game, they finished 4 of the 28 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't net one. New York earned 11 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 45 and the Corsi against was 77 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 36.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 and the Fenwick against was 55, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 36.8%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 41.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 110.9 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Islanders tallied a total of 45 shots. They had a total of 19 penalty minutes and they had 3 power play attempts.
The Canadiens will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they sit with 29 victories and 27 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the East and 21st in the NHL with -5. They have compiled a total of 193 goals for this year which puts them at 10th in the East. Montreal has a team save percentage of .902 which currently has them ranked 16th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.7% ranking them 12th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an ok season by allowing 2.74 GAA and that has him ranked 17th among East goalies and 27th among goalies in the NHL. In the 3,203 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 146 goals. His save % is .911, which has him ranking 16th among East goalies and 31st among goalies in the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens faced the Vancouver Canucks in a game where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4 - 3. While out there on the ice, Montreal had a 55.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 62 while their opponent had a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.5% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Canucks having earned a 40 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal had and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 101.0 and their percentage of oZS was 64.3%. The Canadiens notched 3 goals of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but were not able to net one. Regarding their opponent, the Canucks had 2 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. Montreal conceded 34 shots on goal and the Canucks ended up with a total of 2 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (-125) and under the total goals
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