Devils at Rangers - 10/18/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (0-3-1) at New York Rangers (3-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, MSG
The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers square off Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
The New Jersey Devils are still looking for their first win of the year after a tough 0-3-1 start. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 1.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26.7 percent of their power plays. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with one goal, Lee Stempniak has two assists and Adam Henrique has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Keith Kinkaid has allowed five goals on 44 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up four goals on 64 shots. Schneider has allowed three goals in five of his last six outings. Travis Zajac is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The New York Rangers look for a big victory to get already their fourth win of the season. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 7.1 percent of their power plays. Oscar Lindberg leads New York with four goals, J. T. Miller has four assists and Kevin Hayes has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 11 goals on 165 shots faced. Lundqvist has allowed two or less goals in eight of his last 10 regular season outings.
The Devils are 29-70 in their last 99 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 38-14 in their last 52 vs. Metropolitan and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Devils are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings.
Lundqvist continues to dominate the regular season, as he hasn't had a bad performance in quite some time. The Devils are just playing some bad hockey right now and haven't had much success on the road. I like the Rangers to keep rolling here.