Rangers vs. Panthers - 3/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (31-23-14) at New York Rangers (43-17-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MSG
The Florida Panthers and New York Rangers meet Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Florida Panthers look to extend their winning streak to four games. The Panthers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have four power play goals in their last six games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 24 goals, Brad Boyes has 21 assists and Aaron Ekblad has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Roberto Luongo has allowed 118 goals on 1,495 shots faced and Dan Ellis has given up eight goals on 107 shots.
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The New York Rangers look to extend their winning streak to five games. The Rangers are averaging three goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 39 goals, Martin St. Louis has 27 assists and Chris Kreider has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Cam Talbot has allowed 60 goals on 790 shots faced and Mackenzie Skapski has given up one goal on 45 shots.
The Panthers are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 8-17 in their last 25 vs. Metropolitan. The Rangers are 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 46-21 in their last 67 games playing on 0 days rest. The Panthers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.
I've been high on the Panthers all season long, and they've paid off in a big way recently. No reason to hop off that money train yet with them needing to stay hot in order to make the playoffs.