Calgary Flames (27-24-3) at New York Rangers (32-18-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday February 5, 2017, 2:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Rangers -150 / Calgary Flames +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Calgary Flames pay a visit to MSG to take the ice with the New York Rangers in NHL hockey on Sunday.
The Calgary Flames picked up an important two points in Friday’s 4-3, overtime victory at the Prudential Center, leaving the point starved Devils with just one. Mikeal Backlund scored the game winner just1:13 in to the extra session off the 4th assist of the game from TJ Brodie. Matt Stajan, Sean Monahan and Kris Versteeg also lit the lamp for the Flames who received 26 stops from Brian Elliott. The Devils offense featured goals from Pavel Zacha, Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri but Cory Schneider absorbed the loss as New Jersey has now dropped seven straight contests at home after coming back from a 2-0 deficit.
The New York Rangers play in the toughest division in hockey which means every loss hurts doubly bad and every win is exhilarating. The Rangers were on the exhilarating side of things in a 2-1, overtime victory at Buffalo for their 11th road win in 13 contests. Mats Zuccarello scored the NYR lone goal in regulation with Chris Kreider scoring at 3:56 of the extra session with JT Miller posting a pair of helpers to make a winner of Henrik Lundqvist and his hefty 36 save performance. The Sabres offense came off the stick of Cody Franson with Robin Lehner absorbing the defeat despite a monster 42 stops.
The Flames are 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and the Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan while the Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 games following a win and the under is 4-0-2 in Rangers last 6 Sunday games while the Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Flames are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York and the Flames are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings while the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
The numbers and trends support the Rangers but please check back when goalies are announced…