Dallas Stars vs. New York Rangers - 2/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (35-20-6) at Dallas Stars (38-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -130 / New York Rangers +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Stars and Rangers meet up in Dallas on Saturday night in battle of two of the league’s top teams.
The New York Rangers take to the road looking to improve their standing in the Metropolitan division and with a win over the Stars they can move five points clear of the Islanders for second place and home ice advantage in the first round. New York has been a bit quieter this season than they have in recent years but are certainly still in the mix in the Eastern Conference and in a potential seven game set with the Washington Capitals on the horizon there is no telling what can happen in what would be an incredibly close and exciting match up. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get the call in the New York crease as he will face off against Kari Lehtonen who is the early lean to get the call for Dallas.
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The Stars meanwhile are coming off a tough loss against the Winnipeg Jets in which they gave up six goals to a team that isn’t really known for scoring in bunches and now they get a Rangers side looking move closer to a playoff spot. Dallas had a ton of early season success but teams seem to have figured them out to a degree and with their back end lacking a bit of fire power it is becoming apparent that teams can have their way with them in the defensive zone. This should be a really exciting contest and while I am a fan of how Dallas has played this season I am a bit weary of how they are playing lately and New York at this value is a steal.