Rangers vs. Devils - 2/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (26-20-7) at New York Rangers (29-18-5)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -165 / New Jersey Devils +149 --- Over/Under: 4.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, MSG
The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers meet Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
The New Jersey Devils look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 20 goals, Lee Stempniak has 24 assists and Adam Henrique has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 89 goals on 1,253 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 265 shots. Schneider has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The New York Rangers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 18 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 20 assists and J.T. Miller has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 104 goals on 1,306 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 20 goals on 220 shots. Lundqvist has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 20-44 in their last 64 Monday games. The Rangers are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 45-21 in their last 66 home games. The Devils are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
The Rangers are back on one of their hot streaks and have beat up on the Devils over the years without much effort. The Devils are in over their heads like usual when they play the Rangers, especially at MSG.