Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers: Predictions and Odds
How to Watch
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
When: Tuesday, November 12th at 7:30 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): National TV: NBCSN. New York TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM. Detroit TV/Radio: Fox Sports Detroit, WXYT 97.1 FM.
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New York Rangers
New York Rangers continue to languish in the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just 16 points in 15 games.
The Rangers are 4-4-2 at home this season but have lost two of their last three games at Madison Square Garden heading into their game against the Penguins.
The Rangers stands at +4000 to take the Eastern Conference and +8000 to win the Stanley Cup.
Pittsburgh is tied for 6th place in the Eastern Conference, but just one of five teams in the East to win at least ten games on the year.
The Penguins, owners of a two-game winning streak, are 4-3 on the road.
Pittsburgh stands at +1500 to take the Eastern Conference and +3000 to win the Stanley Cup.
New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (4-3-0, 3.03 goals allowed)
After missing 10 days with an injury, Lundqvist came back and made three starts in five days including a back-to-back in the middle of the week.
- Lundqvist won games on back-to-back nights allowing just three goals combined in the two victories.
- In his three November games, the 37-year old netminder has a save percentage of 96.4%.
- Lundqvist saved 115 combined shots in the three games he played from Wednesday, Nov. 6th through Sunday the 10th.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Matt Murray (9-3-1, 2.35 goals allowed)
Murray has been 2-1-1 in November, winning his last two games, while posting a 2.50 GAA over the first four games of the month.
- In Saturday’s win over Chicago in an overtime shootout, Murray saved 29 of 31 shots in the 3-2 win.
- Murray has an 89.2% save percentage for the month after posting a 92.3% mark in October.
- Murray has saved 20 or more shots in five of his last six starts of this year.
Stats to Watch
New York Rangers
The Rangers have been better in their last ten games, winning five games with two overtime losses.
- New York is three points away from last place in the Eastern Conference.
- The Rangers are one of seven teams in the East with an even or worse goal differential.
- Leading scorer Mika Zibanejad missed another game on Sunday with an upper body injury and will be a game time decision for the clash with the Penguins.
With a plus-14 goal differential on the year, the sixth-place Penguins have won five games out of the last ten contests.
- Pittsburgh is only 6 of 48 on the power play this season for the third worst conversion rate (12.5%) in the Eastern Conference.
- The Penguins have allowed the lowest power play goals of any team in the NHL with just five goals in 40 chances for 87.5% kill rate.
- Center Sidney Crosby is being evaluated for a lower body injury and could miss a few games this week.
Last Five Games
New York Rangers
- New York has won four of their last six games, but are 3-3 in their last six at MSG.
- The Rangers have been outscored 21-20 over their last five games at home.
- In their last six games, New York is 4-1-1 with a plus-2 goal differential over that stretch.
- Pittsburgh has won four of their last six games and only allowed over two goals twice in that span.
- The Penguins have outscored opponents 22-14 over the last six games.
- Pittsburgh is 2-3 in their last five road games of this season.
New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins: Game Odds
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