Florida at New Jersey - 2/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Florida at New Jersey
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Prudential Center)
FLA -140 O/U 6.5
The Florida Panthers are set to visit Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for an Eastern Conference clash against the New Jersey Devils. The Florida Panthers come into this matchup with a 29-19-6 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2. Mike Hoffman had a productive game for the Florida Panthers as he recorded 1 goal and 1 assist while Brett Connolly pitched in the other Florida goal. The Florida Panthers edged out the Pittsburgh Penguins in the shot department (35-22).
The Florida Panthers struggled at keeping the Pittsburgh Penguins off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 3 goals on 22 shots. The Panthers starting goaltender Sergi Bobrovsky struggled in the crease as he recorded 19 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .898 and GAA to 3.27. The Florida Panthers dominated the Penguins in the faceoff circle (41-26).
The New Jersey Devils come into this matchup with a 20-24-10 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Los Angeles Kings, 3-0. Kyle Palmieri had a productive outing for the Devils as he pitched in 1 goal and 1 assist while Blake Coleman and Nikita Gusev each recorded a goal. The New Jersey Devils were edged out by the Los Angeles Kings in the shot department (37-34).
The New Jersey Devils were great at keeping the Los Angeles Kings off the scoreboard as they held them scoreless on 37 shots. The Devils starting goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood had a big game in the crease as he recorded 37 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .911 and GAA to 2.84. The New Jersey Devils were edged out by the Los Angeles Kings in the faceoff circle (29-21).
These two teams have trended in opposite directions over the last few games as the New Jersey Devils are on a two-game winning streak while the Florida Panthers have lost 3 straight. The Devils young roster has failed to have one guy emerge as their go-to scorer as Kyle Palmieri is the leading scorer with 37 points, but they have had a sense of consistency at goalie. Mackenzie Blackwood has been solid in the crease this season as he brings a 17-12-7 record and 2.84 GAA into this matchup, and he will need a big performance against the high scoring Florida Panthers who rank 5th in the NHL in scoring. The Devils will have a chance to put goals on the board with Sergi Bobrovsky in the crease as he is posting a GAA of 3.27 into this game, and I like them to continue their success with a win here.