Vancouver Canucks at New York Rangers - 2/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks at New York Rangers - 2/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (33-14-5) vs Vancouver Canucks (25-22-6)

Game Info: Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -135 / Vancouver Canucks +110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Rangers Rangers host the Vancouver Canucks in Sunday NHL Action.

The Vancouver Canucks come into this road contest with an overall record of 25-22-6. Through 53 games, the Canucks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 147 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vancouver is the 13th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.75 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 18th ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Rangers Rangers get set to host the Vancouver Canucks with an overall record of 33-13-5. This mark places them 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Through 51 games, the Rangers have scored 155 goals, giving them an average of 2.96. This output gives them a rank of 17th among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.47 goals per contest. So far, the Rangers have played the 20th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account the New York Rangers' scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 9th in the NHL.

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Through 51 games, the Vancouver Canucks goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller with 57 points. He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.9%. So far, 30.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 37 assists to go along with his 4 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.61 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the New York's leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York Rangers' 51 games, he has come up with 14 goals and 41 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 34 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2.0. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 1.98 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Vancouver's 53 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-24. So far, the Canucks have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 16 of their 28 road games. On the season, the Vancouver Canucks have a per-game scoring differential of -0.04. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they are losing road games by an average of -0.29 goals. Heading into their game with the New York Rangers Rangers, the Canucks have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 60.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 2.72 goals per game 5 times. Look for the Canucks to pick up a win over the Rangers.

 

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