Calgary Flames vs. New York Rangers - 11/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (10-4-0) at Calgary Flames (5-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers and Calgary Flames meet late Saturday night in a NHL matchup at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The New York Rangers look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season to build on their 10-4-0 start overall. The Rangers are averaging 4.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Rick Nash leads New York with seven goals, Michael Grabner has three assists and Kevin Hayes has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 24 goals on 262 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed nine goals on 122 shots. The New York Rangers have scored three or more goals in six straight games.
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The Calgary Flames could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Flames are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on eight percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with five goals, Johnny Gaudreau has six assists and Troy Brouwer has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 33 goals on 286 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 15 goals on 140 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed a combined 13 goals in their last three games.
The Rangers are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Flames are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Rangers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Rangers haven't lost back-to-back games this season and have been argaubly the most consistent offensive team all season up to this point. The Flames are struggling and it starts on defense where Calgary simply can't get stops. The Rangers shouldn't have much trouble finding the back of the net and getting a big victory on the road.