Rangers vs. Flames - 2/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (32-23-4) at New York Rangers (36-16-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -173 / Calgary Flames +156 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, MSG
The Calgary Flames and New York Rangers square Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Calgary Flames have split their last eight games and begin a seven-game road trip. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have two power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 20 goals, Jiri Hudler has 29 assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in 11 straight games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 94 goals on 1,076 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 44 goals on 458 shots.
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The New York Rangers look to stay hot with wins in six of their last seven games. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have zero power play goals in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Rick Nash leads New York with 37 goals, Martin St. Louis has 26 assists and Chris Kreider has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Mackenzie Skapski has allowed one goal on 25 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 87 goals on 1,119 shots.
The Flames are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 13-5 in their last 18 home games and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Pacific. The Flames are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Rangers are one of the hotter teams in the league right now and have quickly become a lights out home team. If you don't mind paying the heavy chalk, the home team has to be the pick here.