New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers - 11/28/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (9-12-2) at New York Rangers (13-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MSG, TVA
The Florida Panthers and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Florida Panthers look for another victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with nine goals, Aleksander Barkov has 15 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 32 goals on 442 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 34 goals on 304 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed there or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
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The New York Rangers look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 11 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 15 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 53 goals on 645 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 14 goals on 123 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Panthers are 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 5-16 in their last 21 road games and 17-35 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 6-13 in their last 19 Tuesday games, 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Panthers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New York, 3-10 in the last 13 meetings and the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The New York Rangers seem to have figured things out on the defensive end, as they're piling up the victories after a struggling start, and they now run into a Panthers squad they've owned over the years. Speaking of the Panthers, they continue to struggle with consistency, haven't had much success on the road and are on the end of a back to back. This is a game the Rangers should win on their home ice given their current form.