Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers - 11/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (14-2-2) at Florida Panthers (8-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +120 / New York Rangers -133 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSFL
The New York Rangers and Florida Panthers square off Saturday at the BB&T Center.
The New York Rangers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with nine goals, Keith Yandle has nine assists and Oscar Lindberg has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 1.7 goals per game and are killing 86.9 percent of their power play chances. Antti Raanta has allowed five goals on 111 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 26 goals on 479 shots. Lundqvist has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers need a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with seven goals, Jussi Jokinen has eight assists and Vincent Trocheck has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their power plays. Roberto Luongo has allowed 35 goals on 486 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up nine goals on 116 shots. Luongo has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 43-16 in their last 59 vs. a team with a losing record and 45-21 in their last 66 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 2-5 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and 16-36 in their last 52 Saturday games. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
While the Panthers do play their best hockey at home, the Rangers are one of the hotter teams in the NHL right now. Hard to turn down New York and the reasonable price based on how hot they are.