Hockey Prediction Rangers vs Predators Monday December 28th 2015
12/28/15 New York Rangers take on the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena tonight. Puck drops at 7:00 pm est. Pucking Hockey provides confirmed NHL starting goalies with stats. Hockey betting trends to improve your hockey handicapping skills along with my expert NHL picks.
New York Rangers Stats
The New York Rangers rank 5th overall in scoring, putting up 2.9 goals per game and 5th in power play conversions 21.6% At the other end of the ice they are 14th in goals allowed 2.5 goals per game and 8th in penalty killing department 82.4%
Nashville Predators Stats
Nashville ranks 17th in scoring, putting up 2.6 goals per game and 10th in power play conversions, converting on 20.3% of their chances. On defense they are 13th in goals allowed, giving up 2.5 goals per game, but they have struggled on the penalty kill ranking 29th overall in the league. Allowing teams to convert on 24.3% of their chances.
Starting Goalies Tonight
- New York Rangers -> Henrik Lundqvist
Dating back to his five-goal effort against Montreal on Nov. 25th, he’s 4-6-1 without consecutive victories. Seven times Lundqvist has allowed at least three goals, which includes two separate streaks of three games. In total he’s allowed 38 goals over the last four weeks. To be fair, he still holds a 6-9-3 record with a 2.41 GAA and a .924 save percentage this season.
- Nashville Predators -> Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne gave up three goals on 23 shots in the Predators’ 3-2 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night. He allowed a goal in each period. Rinne has posted a save percentage below .910 in four of his past six games.
New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators Prediction 12/28/15
New York Rangers
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