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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 3/23/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore



NY RANGERS (28-32-0-13, 69 pts.) at TORONTO (44-25-0-5, 93 pts.)
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Saturday, 3/23/2019 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
67NY RANGERS+270Ov 6.5,-105+275Ov 6.5,-105
68TORONTO-340Un 6.5,-115-350Un 6.5,-115
NY RANGERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games28-45-0-9.628-45-9.635-342.829.33.333.3
Team Stats (Road Games)11-25-0-6.311-25-6.319-152.728.03.935.6
Last 5 Games0-5-0-5.50-5-5.51-31.629.64.033.8
NY RANGERS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)7320458607971521409.5%2084019.2%334
Team Stats (Road Games)36972630374510099.6%961919.8%156
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)58215001485.4%13215.4%12
Stats Against (All Games) 2446582841321243310.0%2335021.5%402
Stats Against (Road Games) 141384949511128111.0%1313123.7%235
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 206761316911.8%15320.0%32
NY RANGERS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (All Games)272482174390.5%210-14-1.110-14-0-213-9
ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (Road Games)161451045388.8%14-10-3.94-10-0-48-4
ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (Last 4 Games)4413612591.9%10-4-40-4-0-40-3
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)49491595145090.9%218-31-8.518-31-0-822-25
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)222276168890.4%27-15-2.47-15-0-211-11
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)4412511491.2%01-3-2.51-3-0-21-2

TORONTO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games44-30-0-4.844-30-4.837-333.632.83.033.0
Team Stats (Home Games)22-15-0-6.622-15-6.620-153.732.22.933.1
Last 5 Games2-3-0-3.92-3-3.93-23.440.64.431.2
TORONTO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)74263679595614242710.8%1924322.4%442
Team Stats (Home Games)3713629535228119011.4%842226.2%234
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)517179012038.4%14321.4%28
Stats Against (All Games) 22166777351324439.0%1873619.3%381
Stats Against (Home Games) 1093344311812238.9%841720.2%183
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 228860115614.1%9111.1%42
TORONTO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)54541744160191.8%234-20+2.134-20-0031-20
FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Home Games)272785778691.7%017-10-217-10-0-317-8
FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)44816580.2%11-3-3.51-3-0-33-1
MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (All Games)9823921288.7%12-6-6.82-6-0-64-4
MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Home Games)5515413990.3%11-4-5.31-4-0-52-3
MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Last 4 Games)4411810992.4%12-2-0.62-2-000-4
GARRET SPARKS (All Games)181553548390.3%18-7-4.68-7-0-55-9
GARRET SPARKS (Home Games)8623621791.9%14-2-1.34-2-0-12-4
GARRET SPARKS (Last 4 Games)4211610590.5%01-1-1.51-1-0-11-1
Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.16,  TORONTO 3.11
NY RANGERS - Schedule
2/24/2019at WASHINGTON5-6L0, +180L6.5 unO
2/27/2019TAMPA BAY3-4L0, +200L6.5 ovO
3/1/2019MONTREAL2-4L0, +105L6 unP
3/3/2019WASHINGTON2-3L0, +130L6.5 ovU
3/5/2019at DALLAS0-1L0, +170L5.5 evU
3/7/2019at DETROIT2-3L0, -115L5.5 ovU
3/9/2019NEW JERSEY4-2W0, -175W6 unP
3/11/2019at EDMONTON2-3L0, +140L6 unU
3/13/2019at VANCOUVER1-4L0, +105L5.5 ovU
3/15/2019at CALGARY1-5L0, +255L6 ovP
3/16/2019at MINNESOTA2-5L0, +195L5.5 unO
3/19/2019DETROIT2-3L0, -150L5.5 ovU
3/23/2019at TORONTO 
3/27/2019at BOSTON 
3/29/2019ST LOUIS 
3/31/2019at PHILADELPHIA 
4/1/2019at NEW JERSEY 

TORONTO - Schedule
2/25/2019BUFFALO5-3W0, -250W6.5 evO
2/27/2019EDMONTON6-2W0, -245W6.5 ovO
2/28/2019at NY ISLANDERS1-6L0, +115L6 evO
3/2/2019BUFFALO5-2W0, -265W6.5 ovO
3/4/2019at CALGARY6-2W0, +110W6.5 ovO
3/6/2019at VANCOUVER2-3L0, -210L6.5 ovU
3/9/2019at EDMONTON3-2W0, -170W7 unU
3/11/2019TAMPA BAY2-6L0, -110L6.5 ovO
3/13/2019CHICAGO4-5L0, -240L7 ovO
3/15/2019PHILADELPHIA7-6W0, -225W7 evO
3/16/2019at OTTAWA2-6L0, -250L7 unO
3/19/2019at NASHVILLE0-3L0, +105L6.5 ovU
3/20/2019at BUFFALO4-2W0, -145W6.5 ovU
3/23/2019NY RANGERS 
3/27/2019at PHILADELPHIA 
3/30/2019at OTTAWA 
4/1/2019at NY ISLANDERS 
NY RANGERS: LAST SEASON: 34-39-9, 77 points. Eighth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: David Quinn (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: D Adam McQuaid, G Marek Mazanec, G Dustin Tokarski, D Fredrik Claesson.
LOST: G Ondrej Pavelec, D Steven Kampfer, C David Desharnis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Henrik Lundqvist. The veteran goalie, who turns 37 in March, is coming off a 26-26-7 season with a 2.98 goals-against average ' the highest of his career. It was also just the second time he finished with fewer than 30 wins; the other was the lockout-shortened 2012-13, when he was 24-16-3. With a little more than a week to go before the start of the season, the competition for his backup is still undecided between Alexandar Georgiev, Mazanec and Tokarski. Quinn said neither he nor Lundqvist has a target number of games in mind for the veteran.
OUTLOOK: After being perennially expected to compete for the Stanley Cup, the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. The team is rebuilding after dealing several veteran stars in a youth movement at the trade deadline last winter. Quinn was hired from Boston University to lead a youthful team that has some veterans remaining. The Rangers hope to stay healthier after a season in which key players dealt with injuries, including Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad.
TORONTO: LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Finished third in Atlantic Division.
LOST to Boston Bruins in first round of playoffs.
COACH: Mike Babcock (Fourth season, 16th NHL season)
ADDED: C John Tavares, F Tyler Ennis
LOST: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Tyler Bozak, F Leo Komarov, F Matt Martin, D Roman Polak
PLAYER TO WATCH: Tavares. Even on a team with Auston Matthews, all eyes are on Tavares after the Toronto native signed a $77 million, seven-year contract to play for his hometown Leafs. He's a point-a-game playmaker, and with Matthews and Nazem Kadri following Tavares down the middle of the lineup, Toronto has arguably the best center depth in the league.
OUTLOOK: The Maple Leafs are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender for the first time in the salary-cap era that began in 2005. The goaltending of Frederik Andersen has to be on point, and the suspect defense has to perform, but Toronto should make the playoffs easily and could become the first Canadian-based team in the final since Vancouver in 2011.
Maple Leafs ready for well-prepared Rangers

The Toronto Maple Leafs' feeling that they are back on track after their recent slump will be tested Saturday night by the visiting New York Rangers, who will be well-prepared after three days of practice.

The Maple Leafs defeated the Sabres 4-2 at Buffalo on Wednesday after losing 3-0 to the Predators in Nashville on Tuesday.

Both road games were improvements over the previous week when they allowed 23 goals in losing three of four games -- not ideal playoff preparation.

"I just think it brings us back to our confidence we need. It brings us back to the team we know we can be," said Maple Leafs right winger Mitch Marner, who scored a goal in Buffalo. "I think last week our confidence was a little low, we were giving up too many rushes, we were giving up too many chances. We kind of talked as a team, we sat down and realized, if we're working, how hard we can make it on teams. The last two games we've done a good job of that."

A dominant Toronto player in Buffalo was center Auston Matthews, who had a goal and an assist and has 200 career NHL points.

Matthews is the third fastest Maple Leafs player to reach 200 career NHL points at 204 games played. Charlie Conacher needed 197 games and Syl Apps did it in 200 games.

Matthews' goal against Buffalo went in off his skate.

"I think just the way it's been going for us, sometimes you've just got to get to the net and it's going to go off a skate or go off a shin pad and fall there for you," Matthews said. "Obviously, a really good bounce on that second goal and even the first one. Kind of the little bounces we needed (Wednesday), but I thought from start to finish we played really well and played a pretty complete game despite giving up the first goal."

Garret Sparks played goal for Toronto in Buffalo, but regular Frederik Andersen is expected to start Saturday.

The Maple Leafs (44-25-5) will still be without defensemen Travis Dermott (shoulder) and Jake Gardiner (back). Dermott expects to return in about two games with Gardiner likely to take a little longer.

The Rangers (28-32-13), who are out of playoff contention, are coming off a 3-2 home loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

They have had three days to prepare for Toronto. The teams have split their first two meetings this season.

Defenseman John Gilmour and center Vinni Lettieri were called up from Hartford of the American Hockey Association for the game Tuesday. Lettieri played in his 19th game for the Rangers this season. Gilmour played in the Rangers' final 28 games last season but was playing his first NHL game this season.

Rangers coach David Quinn knows Gilmour as an opponent when he coached Boston University and the defenseman played at Providence.

"I liked his game," Quinn said. "He skates really well. I thought he did a lot of really good things (Wednesday) with the puck. He made some good anticipation plays offensively."

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist surpassed 50,000 minutes of NHL playing time during the game against Detroit, all with the Rangers.

Alexandar Georgiev will get the start in goal Saturday for New York. Left winger Chris Kreider (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day and will not play. Defenseman Marc Staal (upper body) felt better but his status will be determined Saturday.

Rangers right winger Jesper Fast (shoulder) could be shut down for the rest of the season after not playing Tuesday.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 10/15/2019 4:27:44 PM EST

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