Red Wings vs. Rangers - 3/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (39-22-6) at Detroit Red Wings (33-23-11)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSDT
The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday afternoon at the Joe Louis Arena.
The New York Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 24 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 29 assists and Chris Kreider has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 120 goals on 1,562 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 37 goals on 422 shots. Lundqvist has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 20 goals, Tomas Tatar has 21 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 96 goals on 1,261 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 67 goals on 724 shots. Mrazek has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 20-9 in their last 29 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Red Wings are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Detroit and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Red Wings need a victory in order to create some distance in the playoff standings, and the Rangers don't have the best track record in the world playing in Detroit. When you add the fact it's an early game, I give the edgeto the home team.