Rangers vs. Canucks - 1/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (19-17-10) at New York Rangers (24-16-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -185 / Vancouver Canucks +166 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, MSG
The Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Vancouver Canucks look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 19 goals, Henrik Sedin has 28 assists and Jannik Hansen has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 80 goals on 923 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 38 goals on 488 shots. Miller has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The New York Rangers look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with 16 goals, Rick Nash has 19 assists and Derick Brassard has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 89 goals on 1,126 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 20 goals on 220 shots. Lundqvist has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 5-12 in their last 17 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rangers are 15-5 in their last 20 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Rangers have played their best hockey by far at home, while the Canucks continue to struggle outside of Vancouver. I'm not thrilled about the big juice, but the Rangers should be able to win another game at MSG.