Ottawa Senators (41-26-13) at New York Rangers (52-21-7)
|Date & Time||Thursday April 9, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Rangers / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under:
The Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers meet Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
The Ottawa Senators look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have four power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 27 goals, Mark Stone has 37 assists and Kyle Turris has 211 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Craig Anderson has allowed 87 goals on 1,134 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 74 goals on 779 shots.
The New York Rangers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 13 straight when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 42 goals, Martin St. Louis has 29 assists and Chris Kreider has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 99 goals on 1,279 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 77 goals on 1,038 shots.
The Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and 9-3 in their last 12 road games. The Rangers are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Atlantic and 20-8 in their last 28 home games. The Senators are 25-9 in the last 34 meetings in New York and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Rangers are picking up steam heading into the playoffs and are absolutely crushing things offensively. Look for New York to keep rolling.