New York Rangers (34-16-5) at Buffalo Sabres (16-37-4)
|Date & Time||Friday February 20, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Buffalo Sabres / New York Rangers --- Over/Under:
The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres play Friday night at the First Niagara Center.
The New York Rangers hope to keep things rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 15 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have one power play goal in their last five games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Rick Nash leads New York with 36 goals, Derick Brassard has 32 assists and Martin St. Louis has 111 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 10 games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 87 goals on 1,119 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 46 goals on 521 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres hope to win back-to-back games for the first time since mid-December. The Sabres are averaging 1.7 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have two power play goals in their last four games and have won their last three games when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons have combined for 28 goals, Chris Stewart has 13 assists and Matt Moulson has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Matt Hackett has allowed four goals on 37 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 64 goals on 736 shots.
The Rangers are 44-21 in their last 65 games playing on 0 days rest and 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sabres are 11-40 in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-9 in their last 10 home games. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Sabres haven't won back-to-back games in more than two months. You know what to pick here.