Rangers vs. Penguins - 3/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (35-24-8) at New York Rangers (39-22-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -138 / Pittsburgh Penguins +115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers square off Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Pittsburgh Penguins hope for a win after winning 10 of their last 17 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists and Phil Kessel has 221 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 116 goals on 1,479 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The New York Rangers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 24 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 29 assists and Chris Kreider has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 120 goals on 1,562 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 37 goals on 422 shots. Lundqvist has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Penguins are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Metropolitan and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 57-27 in their last 84 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Penguins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in New York and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Rangers have handeled the ends of back to backs well this season, and they've gotten the best of the Penguins as well. At home in an early game, you have to like the Rangers in this spot.