Arizona Coyotes (20-34-7) at New York Rangers (37-16-6)
|Date & Time||Thursday February 26, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Rangers / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under:
The Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers meet Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Coyotes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have zero power play goals in their last five games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 17 goals, Antoine Vermette has 22 assists and Shane Doan has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Mike Smith has allowed 138 goals on 1,317 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up four goals on 31 shots.
The New York Rangers look to stay hot after wins in seven of their last eight games. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have zero power play goals in their last six games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three games. Rick Nash leads New York with 37 goals, Martin St. Louis has 26 assists and Chris Kreider has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 87 goals on 1,119 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 49 goals on 572 shots.
The Coyotes are 17-36 in their last 53 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rangers are 14-5 in their last 19 home games and 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
It's hard not to take the New York Rangers with the way they've been playing lately, especially with the Coyotes having little to no success against them. Look for New York to stay hot on its home ice.