Devils vs. Rangers - 2/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (34-19-6) at New Jersey Devils (29-24-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +113 / New York Rangers -125 --- Over/Under: 4.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, MSG+
The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The New York Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 22 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 26 assists and J.T. Miller has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 110 goals on 1,431 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 27 goals on 291 shots. Lundqvist has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 22 goals, Adam Henrique has 18 assists and Lee Stempniak has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 103 goals on 1,423 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 293 shots. Schneider has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-13 in their last 19 road games. The Devils are 5-11 in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Jersey and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Rangers have owned the Devils as of late, and that shouldn't change against a New Jersey team that just can't put things together. I like the Rangers to keep rolling here.