Rangers vs. Islanders - 3/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (35-20-7) at New York Rangers (38-21-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers / New York Islanders --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, MSG
The New York Islanders and New York Rangers clash Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The New York Islanders look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 12 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 23 goals, Frans Nielsen has 22 assists and Kyle Okposo has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 75 goals on 926 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 59 goals on 838 shots. Halak has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The New York Rangers also look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 22 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 27 assists and J.T. Miller has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 120 goals on 1,562 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 30 goals on 355 shots. Lundqvist has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Islanders are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Rangers are 49-23 in their last 72 home games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Islanders are blowing through teams as of late, have shown they can win on the road and have owned this New York rivarly as of late. I like the road team in this contest.