Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers - 3/10/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (30-32-6) at Florida Panthers (33-25-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -230 / New York Rangers +205 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, MSG
The BB&T Center and the Florida Panthers host the New York Rangers in an NHL tilt on Saturday.
The New York Rangers have had issues at both ends of the ice which has the team at the bottom of the Atlantic. New York followed a three game winning streak with back to back defeats after a 5-3 loss at Tampa Bay. Ryan Spooner, Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes supplied the Rangers scoring with Henrik Lundqvist allowing four goals on 31 shots before Alexander Georgiev came on and stopped 13-14.
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The balanced Lightning offense featured five different goal scorers with Cedric Paquette, Anthony Cirelli, Chris Kunitz, Adam Erne and Tyler Johnson. Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev gave Tampa Bay a pair of helpers each to make the 30 save effort of Andrei Vasilevskiy a winner.
The Florida Panthers have been trying to solidify their postseason positioning and they are doing their part. Streaking Florida has racked up wins in seven of eight following a 5-0 victory versus visiting Montreal on Thursday where Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren gave up five goals on 32 shots.
Five different Panthers lit the lamp with Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad, Michael Haley, Evgenii Dadonov and Vincent Trocheck all reaching the scoring column. Florida received a pair of helpers from Keith Yandle and Aleksander Barkov while Roberto Luongo brushed aside 40 shots to earn the shutout.
Rangers are 0-8 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and Rangers are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and Rangers are 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and under is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 home games and Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Rangers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Florida.
The Rangers have dominated this matchup but I’m leaning to the red hot Panthers or the over…