Pittsburgh Penguins versus New York Rangers Pick Prediction NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Game 1 Betting Lines Odds Preview 4-16-2015
The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to the road in Game 1 to battle the New York Rangers in an NHL Playoff pro hockey game scheduled for Thursday April 16th.
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Start time from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.
The wagering odds from Game 1 have the home side New York Rangers the -175 favorite with the return on the road underdog Pittsburgh Penguins at +155 odds. The goal total is lined at 5 goals.
The teams met four times during the regular season with New York winning three of the four games. The two games played in New York were won by the Rangers by the scores of 5-0 and an overtime 4-3 win.
Pittsburgh was the fourth place team in the Metropolitan division and earned a spot in the playoffs as the last wildcard team. The team staggered down the stretch losing five of their past six games. The Penguins were the fourth best on shots on goal with 31 ½ per game. They defend the power play third best in the league. Marc Andre Fleury in goal had had a record of 34-20-9 with a goal against average of 2.32.
New York Rangers finished the regular season with the NHL’s best record and most points. They closed winning six of their past seven games. New York is number three in the league in both goals for and against average. The Rangers average three goals per game and gave up just 2.3. Henrik Lundqvist led the Rangers with a record of 30-13-3 and had a goal against average of 2.25.
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