New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (4-8-1) at New York Rangers (10-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -222 / Vancouver Canucks +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, MSG
The Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers meet Tuesday night in a NHL game at Madison Square Garden.
The Vancouver Canucks are desperate for a win that would snap a brutal nine-game losing streak. The Canucks are averaging 1.6 goals per game and are scoring on 7.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Henrik Sedin leads Vancouver with four goals, Jannik Hansen has four assists and Bo Horvat has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 13 goals on 162 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 15 goals on 178 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed 10 goals in their last two games.
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The New York Rangers look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Rangers are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with seven goals, Kevin Hayes has six assists and Jimmy Vesey has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 22 goals on 256 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed seven goals on 100 shots. The New York Rangers have scored five or more goals in five straight games.
The Canucks are 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rangers are 35-17 in their last 52 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canucks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
We have argubaly the hottest team in hockey against a team in the Canucks that can't win a game no matter how hard they try. The Rangers are scoring at will and watching the wins pile up, while the Canucks keep finding ways to lose and just played yesterday. Have to like the Rangers in this spot given the form of both teams.