Penguins vs. Rangers Prediction
Eastern Conference foes clash at Madison Square Garden on Friday night when the Rangers host the Penguins at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the success Pittsburgh has had in previous meetings between these two teams, are the Penguins the best play on the board tonight?
021 Pittsburgh Penguins (-120) at 022 New York Rangers (+100); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 25, 2022
Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin
Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and registered an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres. Malkin is on a three-game goal scoring streak. He's up to 13 goals and 28 points in 29 contests this season.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin allowed five goals on 24 shots in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils. Shesterkin has been great all season, but at least for one day, he lost his groove. The game started out in innocuous fashion, with the Rangers building a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Mika Zibanejad and Adam Fox. Then the second period happened. With just over seven minutes off the clock, Ryan Graves beat Shesterkin for a goal. And then P.K. Subban. And then Dawson Mercer. And then Tomas Tatar. And then Yegor Sharangovich. When all of that action finished at period close, the Rangers trailed 5-2 on the scoreboard. Shesterkin was subsequently replaced by Alexandar Georgiev at the start of the third period. This was the first time Shesterkin has allowed more than four goals in a game since Calgary ripped him for six back at the beginning of November. Fantasy managers who roster Shesterkin should just shrug this one off. Mulligan. Up next on the schedule for the Rangers, a Friday meeting with the Penguins.
Penguins vs. Rangers Betting Prediction
The Penguins are 11-5 in their last 16 games versus the Rangers in New York and 4-1 in their last five games versus the Rangers overall. The favorite has also hit in seven of the previous eight meetings between these two teams, while the Penguins are 22-8 in their last 30 games as a road favorite.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -120