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05/17/2012 06:19 PM

Kings aim for 3-0 series lead Thursday night

2012 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
No. 3 PHOENIX COYOTES


at No. 8 LOS ANGELES KINGS



Western Conference Finals
Game 3 - Los Angeles leads series 2-0
Puck Drops: Thursday, 9:05 p.m. ET
Line: Los Angeles -200, Phoenix +170, Total: 4½


The Kings go for the jugular Thursday night, looking to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Coyotes as the Western Conference Finals series shifts back to Los Angeles.

L.A. dominated Game 2 with a 4-0 win over Phoenix, improving its playoff road record to a perfect 7-0 this season—tying an NHL record. The Kings are now 10-1 in the 2012 postseason, outscoring opponents 35 to 16, and the club is on pace for the most dominant postseason since the 1988 Edmonton Oilers went 16-2 en route to the Stanley Cup. After scoring two fluky goals in Game 1, the Coyotes generated no offense in Game 2 with Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick turning aside 24 shots in his second shutout of the postseason. After scoring nine goals in the first two games of their series with Nashville, the Coyotes have scored just five goals in the five subsequent games. Phoenix’s best scorers have been absent for much of the playoffs, and if they remain silent this series will be over in four games—especially with the NHL’s hottest goaltender between the pipes at the other end. If these first two games taught us anything, it’s that Phoenix has no answer for the Kings’ size, speed and physicality. It’s a crazy mismatch. Don’t fear the heavy juice in this situation, LOS ANGELES will cruise to victory again.

This four-star FoxSheets trend also likes the Kings to win again:

LOS ANGELES is 10-2 ATS (83.3%, +7.8 Units) against good power play killing teams - opp score on <14.5% of chances in the 2nd half of the year this season. The average score was LOS ANGELES 3.1, OPPONENT 1.6 - (Rating = 4*).

After tallying just one goal all postseason long, L.A. trade deadline acquisition Jeff Carter finally made his presence felt in Game 2 with a hat trick. Carter was brought in to be a goal scoring force, and he finally delivered in a big road game.

All four lines have played well for the Kings during this postseason, but the top line of Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams have 13 goals and 23 assists in the 2012 playoffs. Rookie LW Dwight King scored the opening goal of Game 2 after tallying twice in Game 1.

It’s tough to win hockey games when your best players are not playing their best. The Coyotes were able to get by in the first two rounds thanks to some surprise offense from forwards like Mikkel Boedker (four goals, four assists) and Antoine Vermette (five goals, four assists), but Radim Vrbata (two goals, two assists) has been inexplicably silent despite leading the team in goals in the regular season (35). If he and RW Ray Whitney (team-high 77 points in regular season) can’t find a way to get going, this series won’t make it back to Phoenix for a Game 5.

The Coyotes will be without C Martin Hanzal (three goals, two assists) in this game, as he serves a one-game suspension for an illegal hit on Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown. Hanzal was a key defensive forward tasked with defending the Kings’ top line, and given the trouble the Yotes have had stopping L.A. in this series, this can only make matters worse.

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05/19/2012 11:27 AM

NHL
Dunkel

NY Rangers at New Jersey
The Devils look to take advantage of a Rangers team that is 2-8 in its last 10 playoff games as an underdog. New Jersey is the pick (-130) according to Dunkel, which has the Devils favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (-130). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Game 11-12: NY Rangers at New Jersey (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Rangers 12.203; New Jersey 13.426
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-130); 4 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (-130); Under




NHL
Long Sheet

Saturday, May 19

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NY RANGERS (60-29-0-9, 129 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (57-32-0-7, 121 pts.) - 5/19/2012, 1:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW JERSEY is 57-38 ATS (+12.0 Units) in all games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 36-23 ATS (+5.7 Units) second half of the season this season.
NEW JERSEY is 18-13 ATS (+3.5 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
NEW JERSEY is 20-10 ATS (+30.5 Units) after a division game this season.
NEW JERSEY is 56-22 ATS (+15.7 Units) in home games after playing 3 consecutive road games since 1996.
NEW JERSEY is 28-21 ATS (+2.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NEW JERSEY is 17-12 ATS (+30.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
NY RANGERS are 60-37 ATS (+8.0 Units) in all games this season.
NY RANGERS are 19-7 ATS (+10.7 Units) after playing 3 consecutive home games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 11-9 (+0.5 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 11-9-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
10 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.8 Units)

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NHL
Short Sheet

Saturday, May 19, 2012

EC Finals, Game Three (Series Tied, 1-1)
New Jersey at NY Rangers, 1:05 ET NBC
NY Rangers: 11-5 SU as an underdog
New Jersey: 10-3 Over off a road win by 1 goal




NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, May 19

Rangers (1-1) @ Devils-- New Jersey won five of last six games since losing in OT at Philly in Game 1 of last series; they've won four in row at home since its Game 3 loss in first round. Advantage in this series is total lack of travel that will serve survivor well in Finals. Rangers are now 4-4 vs New Jersey this year, with home side winning seven of last ten games overall. Rangers have allowed four goals in last three games; under is 8-2-6 in their postseason games this year. Three of five New York goals in series have come on power play (3-8); Devils are 1-7 with man advantage. Rangers have blocked 42 shots in first two games, New Jersey 22.




NHL

Saturday, May 19

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
NY RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY
No trends available
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New Jersey is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home


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NHL

Saturday, May 19

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Hockey Night In Canada: Rangers at Devils
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New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils (-123, 4.5)

Series tied 1-1

“The Battle on the Hudson” shifts across the river to the Jersey side, as the Devils look to build some momentum off their Game 2 comeback at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.

This is the only game of the series that features an extra day of preparation. Both teams took Thursday off and from now on, all games will be played with just one day in between.

The cycle continues

Admittedly, the Rangers don’t make it easy on themselves. This time of year, the only thing that matters is that you’re still playing and you win more than you lose. But it’s alarming, to say the least, how consistently inconsistent New York really is.

While the base of this team is young and the legs appear to have plenty of jump in them, the volume of games has to become a concern. The Rangers head into this game having already played 16 in the postseason. While a team like Los Angeles is sitting pretty with only 12 games played, featuring 11 wins and a 3-0 lead on Phoenix in the Western Finals, the Rangers continue to plod right along.

The Rangers’ competition this postseason has been the easiest possible road the East could offer: The No. 8, 7, and 6 seeds. The first two - Ottawa and Washington - took them to seven games. And New Jersey has shown plenty of scrap and probably played well enough to win Game 1 for at least 43 minutes. All told, New York is just 9-7 against the three weakest postseason seeds in the East.

Perhaps that’s why coach John Tortorella has been so short with the media. He’s too busy trying to figure out how to get his team going and, more importantly, stay going. The Rangers still need seven more wins to snare the ultimate prize. That’s a long way to go for a team that already has seven losses.

David the Devil

No one knew quite what to expect from New Jersey forward David Clarkson in the postseason. A grinder for most of his career, and a player that truly fits the Devils' type of mold, Clarkson blossomed as a scorer in coach Peter DeBoer's system during the regular season.

A year after scoring 12 goals, Clarkson netted 30 this season and remained unafraid to mix it up and defend his team in the corners. The postseason has not seen a dropoff, either. Clarkson has made his typical impact physically and when he scores, his team wins.

In fact, all three of his postseason goals have been game winners, including the final tally in New Jersey's 3-2 win in New York Wednesday. It shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, Clarkson's game is in front of the net, altering the view of the goaltender and drawing defensemen to his perch.

He enters Game 3 with 31 shots on goal, 43 hits, five blocks and a plus-6 rating. He also leads the team with 20 minutes in penalties, so without question, his game has remained consistent throughout.

Young and the restless

If it concludes with a Stanley Cup in a few weeks, the tale of Chris Kreider will make for quite the feel-good story. The Rangers rookie forward is on a run to remember. Just last month, he was in class taking exams and busy winning a national championship at Boston College.

Now, he's in the middle of the Eastern Conference final and has developed into one of the more steady offensive players on the league's highest remaining seed. In 14 games - he was called up for Game 3 versus Ottawa in Round 1 - Kreider has four goals and six points. Two of those goals were game winners. With a regular shift in Tortorella's system, he has 21 shots on net this postseason - and he’s only 21 years old.

Few changes expected

The Rangers have made few personnel changes throughout the postseason, and it’s unlikely to change for Game 3. Tortorella, instead, chooses to shift things during games, like he did in Game 2 when he sat sniper Marian Gaborik for a decent stretch because he wasn’t pulling his weight in the Rangers’ shot-blocking gameplan.

DeBoer, on the other hand, has juggled defensemen and has rotated between 19-year-old rookie Adam Larsson - a first-round pick last June - and versatile veteran Peter Harrold, who can step in and play forward as well. The latter got the call in Game 2 and had two shots on goal in the win. He has 11 shots in his last five games and has four points in the postseason. He’ll likely play again in Game 3.

History

The Devils have won their last four home games and five of six overall. But the Rangers have won 10 of the last 13 when playing on two-days rest. The home team has won four of the last five meetings in this rivalry and in this series, an over has yet to be cashed (0-1-1).

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05/19/2012 11:30 AM

Saturday, May 19

Game Score Status Pick Amount

NY Rangers - 1:00 PM ET NY Rangers +107 500

New Jersey - Under 4.5 500

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05/21/2012 06:10 PM

Preview: Rangers (51-24) at Devils (48-28)

Date: May 21, 2012 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - John Tortorella stood out again at a playoff news conference. Only this time it was because of his feistiness toward the New Jersey Devils and not for his brevity and contentiousness with the media.

The New York coach defended Rangers forward Brandon Prust, who was given a one-game suspension Sunday because of an elbow to the head of New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov, and accused the Devils of embellishing to draw penalties in the Eastern Conference finals.

``We tell our players, `Don't stay down on the ice. Get up,'' Tortorella said Sunday. ``I'll leave it at that. If we want to start discussing officials with the media, I have a long list here.'

He then began to air it.

Tortorella said the Devils set picks during power plays to set up shots for Ilya Kovalchuk and prevent the Rangers from getting into position to block them. He added that forward Dainius Zubrus elbowed New York defenseman Anton Stralman on Saturday, and said top New Jersey forward Zach Parise launched himself into another defenseman, Michael Del Zotto.

Neither of those players, nor Prust, was penalized for their hits during the Rangers' 3-0 win that gave New York a 2-1 lead in the East finals.

Kovalchuk scored a power-play goal in Game 2 that the Rangers say was made possible by a pick.

``We're trying not to get picked,' Rangers forward Brad Richards said. ``Sometimes you get picked. We're trying to let the refs know and have them look at it.'

Prust had a chance to present his version of the hit during a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Sunday morning. It wasn't enough for him to avoid having to sit out Game 4 on Monday night in New Jersey.

``I was able to talk quite a bit and explain where I was coming from,' Prust said. ``I was just trying to get into that check, I was at the end of a shift, just skating over for a routine check, I just wanted to rub him out and get off the ice.

``He bailed out of it and turned and kind of went low. It's just kind of a reaction. When you're off-balance, your arms go up, I didn't want to do a face plant into the boards. It was just kind of a reaction, I had no intent to hit him in the head there. There was nothing vicious about it.'

Prust's elbow connected with the back of Volchenkov's helmet near the boards at 2:38 of the second period. Volchenkov stayed down for a bit, but remained in the game and didn't miss a shift.

Prust has received only two elbowing penalties in his career.

``I know I've played a lot of professional hockey games and never been suspended before,' he said. ``I don't even think I had an elbowing penalty this year. I didn't even really feel that elbow. I went to the bench and thought maybe I caught him with my knee, maybe charley-horsed him.

``I didn't hit him that hard, I think I just kind of grazed his helmet a little bit, and it stood up. For sure he's trying to get a penalty when your helmet comes up. It's just natural to try to sell it for a power play.'

Not surprisingly, Devils coach Peter DeBoer saw it quite differently.

``Head hunting. Plain and simple,' he said Saturday.

Prust wasn't fazed a bit by DeBoer's characterization.

``I'm not really too worried about what he has to say,' Prust said. ``He's not my coach.'

Prust's suspension was the 13th handed out by Shanahan during this postseason, and the second to a Rangers player. Rookie forward Carl Hagelin was given a three-game ban in the first round for an elbow to the head of Daniel Alfredsson that gave the Ottawa Senators captain a concussion.

This is just the latest banter between the Devils and Rangers and their respective head coaches.

Tensions erupted on March 19 in the final regular-season meeting between the Atlantic Division rivals, when DeBoer had enforcers Cam Janssen, Eric Boulton and Ryan Carter in the starting lineup, and Tortorella countered with a physical lineup of Prust, Mike Rupp and Stu Bickel.

The game began with those six players engaging in fights.

DeBoer said Tortorella's remarks on Sunday were, ``comical.'

``Calling Prust a head hunter is unnecessary,' Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said. ``He has been a pretty honest player his whole career.'

Tortorella backed up Prust on Sunday, saying he didn't feel the hit warranted a suspension. He also noted that Prust has never faced disciplinary action in his five NHL seasons.

``Prust has played probably 300-plus games without any hearing, anything going on with him,' he said. ``He's probably one of the most honest players.

``Maybe if our players stayed down on the ice, we'll get something.'

Without Prust, the Rangers could turn to Brandon Dubinsky to replace him. Dubinsky hasn't played since Game 7 of the first-round series against Ottawa, when he injured his right foot or ankle. Dubinsky skated with his teammates while wearing a contact jersey during Sunday's optional practice.

Another possibility is Mats Zuccarello, who has been sidelined since March 23 with a broken wrist.

``I don't know what I'm going to do with the lineup,' Tortorella said. ``I don't think he should be suspended, so I really haven't gone that far.'

Whether Tortorella's comments were fueled by anger or gamesmanship, the fiery coach wasn't about to sit back and have one of his players attacked at this critical juncture of the playoffs.

``We pride ourselves on playing hard between the whistles,' Staal said. ``We don't have guys on our team that dive and try to embellish.'

New York is looking to grab its first two-game lead in the playoffs. The Rangers were forced to seven games in the first two rounds by Ottawa and Washington, and would like to bring a 3-1 edge home to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday night.

The Devils could have a few new looks on Monday night, too. New Jersey is on the verge of getting forward Jacob Josefson into the lineup for the first time in the playoffs. Josefson, who practiced on a line with Alexei Ponikarovsky and David Clarkson on Sunday, has been out since he broke his left wrist on April 3.

``Coach told me I'm playing, and I'm very ready to go,' Josefson said. ``It feels great. My body feels great. It may be a little tough stepping in, but I'm a little more excited than anything. I've been getting better every day and I felt I could play in this series. It's just a matter of when. I just hope I do well.'

Josefson's return will likely force out struggling veteran Petr Sykora, who practiced with the extra players on Sunday.

``He finished the season very strong,' DeBoer said of Josefson. ``The last three, four weeks of the season he was great. Fresh legs this time of year, you're 15 games into a playoff run, can never hurt. He's been an effective guy for us, and we missed him while he was out.'

DeBoer also tinkered with his lines and split up the high-powered duo of Kovalchuk and Parise.

``I was everywhere today,' Kovalchuk said.

Zubrus took Kovalchuk's place at right wing alongside Parise and Travis Zajac. Kovalchuk, who has played right wing since Nov. 2 against Toronto, went back to left wing on a line with Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias.

``We got shut out and we're trying to generate some offense,' DeBoer said. ``It's been a general procedure for us to move some people around. The easy thing would be to stick with what we had, but we decided to shuffle some things around and hopefully we'll get results from it. Zubrus with Parise and Kovalchuk, they've had some chemistry in the past, prior to me even getting here. I hope that can translate to some chances.'

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05/21/2012 06:12 PM

Devils look to tie up East Finals at 2-2 on Monday

2012 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
No. 1 NEW YORK RANGERS

at No. 6 NEW JERSEY DEVILS


Eastern Conference Finals
Game 4 – New York leads series 2-1
Puck Drops: Monday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: New Jersey -120, New York +100, Total: 4½


The Devils look to even up the series for a second time when they take on the Rangers in a pivotal Game 4 in New Jersey on Monday night in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Devils were unable to capitalize on the momentum from their Game 2 win in New York, squandering home ice in a 3-0 loss on Saturday. Game 3 was a mirror image of Game 1—where both teams played even hockey through the first 40 minutes before the Rangers took over in the third period for two goals and an empty netter. Once again, Henrik Lundqvist stole the show for the Blueshirts, stopping all 36 shots he faced for his NHL-best third shutout of the postseason. With a win on Monday night, New York would take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a chance to close it out on home ice on Wednesday, but to do it, the Rangers will need to buck a troubling trend. Since winning Games 6 and 7 against the Senators in the first round, New York has not won back-to-back games in a series. Starting with Game 1 of the Washington series, the Rangers have zigzagged back and forth, following up each win with a loss in the next game. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of their defensive style of play, but the Rangers seem to take their foot off the gas after wins. The Blueshirts are 0-2 in Game 4s in the playoffs this year, and expect New Jersey to play its best game of the series to prevent blowing both games at home. The Devils played very well for the first two periods on Saturday and had multiple quality scoring chance, but simply could not get anything past Lundqvist. If the Devs stick to their game and continue their aggressive forecheck, NEW JERSEY will eventually get some pucks in the back of the net and even up the series.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also likes the Devils to win:

N.Y. RANGERS are 0-6 ATS (-7.8 Units) when leading in a playoff series this season. The average score was NY RANGERS 1.8, OPPONENT 2.8 - (Rating = 3*).

New York broke a scoreless tie 3:19 into the third period of Game 3 on a wrister from defenseman Dan Girardi (three goals, eight assists in 2012 playoffs). The Rangers have now gotten a goal from a d-man in five of their past six games, and Girardi’s 11 playoff points are second only to C Brad Richards who has 13 (six goals, seven assists).

Rookie LW Chris Kreider (five goals, two assists in 2012 playoffs) stayed red hot for the Rangers in Game 3, scoring his third goal of the series. The 21-year-old Boston College product leads the Rangers in points in this series with four.

The Devils shouldn’t be too concerned after Game 3—sometimes a world-class goaltender like Lundqvist is going to steal a game. The Devils had a ton of great scoring chances—outshooting the Rangers 36-22—but the bounces just didn’t go their way. New Jersey’s top line of Zach Parise, Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk had an especially rough game with each player posting a -2 rating. Kovalchuk’s lazy defensive zone coverage led to Kreider’s goal, which came off a tip-in from a Ryan McDonagh point blast.

Look for Devils’ head coach Peter DeBoer to switch up the lines in Game 4, moving Kovalchuk down to play LW on the second line with Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias and bringing Dainius Zubrus up to play on the right side with Zajac and Parise.

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05/21/2012 06:13 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Monday, May 21

Update

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NY RANGERS (61-29-0-9, 131 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (57-33-0-7, 121 pts.) - 5/21/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 0-6 ATS (-7.8 Units) when leading in a playoff series this season.
NY RANGERS are 8-15 ATS (-10.3 Units) after shutting out their opponent in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 57-39 ATS (+10.9 Units) in all games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 36-24 ATS (+4.4 Units) second half of the season this season.
NEW JERSEY is 20-11 ATS (+31.5 Units) after a division game this season.
NEW JERSEY is 27-16 ATS (+44.0 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
NEW JERSEY is 28-22 ATS (+1.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NEW JERSEY is 29-21 ATS (+51.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 61-37 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all games this season.
NY RANGERS are 30-21 ATS (+51.1 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5 or less over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 12-9 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 12-9-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
11 of 18 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.9 Units)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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05/21/2012 06:19 PM

NHL
Dunkel

NY Rangers at New Jersey
The Devils look to bounce back from their 3-0 loss in Game 3 and build on their 5-1 record in their last 6 games after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. New Jersey is the pick (-120) according to Dunkel, which has the Devils favored by 1/2 a goal. Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (-120). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, MAY 21

Game 15-16: NY Rangers at New Jersey (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Rangers 12.009; New Jersey 12.620
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-120); 4 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (-120); Over




NHL
Long Sheet

Monday, May 21

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NY RANGERS (61-29-0-9, 131 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (57-33-0-7, 121 pts.) - 5/21/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 12-9 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 12-9-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
11 of 18 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.9 Units)

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NHL
Short Sheet

Monday, May 21, 2012

EC Finals, Game Four (New York Leads, 2-1)
NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8:05 ET NBCSN
NY Rangers: 0-6 SU when leading in a playoff series
New Jersey: 22-8 SU playing with same-season revenge




NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, May 21

Rangers (2-1) @ Devils-- Both New York wins in series ended up 3-0, but were scoreless after two periods; Blueshirts are 4-10 on power play in series, scoring half their series goals while a man up. Devils are 1-12 on power play. Last time a New York game had more than five goals scored in it was first game vs Ottawa in first round, 16 games ago. Jersey won four of its last five home games. Four of last five Ranger games stayed under the total; under is 6-6-3 in New Jersey's playoff games. New York is 4-3 on road in playoffs. Rangers have blocked 61 shots in three games, Devils only 28.




NHL

Monday, May 21

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Trend Report
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8:00 PM
NY RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


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NHL

Monday, May 21

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Rangers at Devils: What bettors need to know
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New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils (-115, 4.5)

THE STORY: The gloves are off as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils prepare for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The visiting Rangers - and head coach John Tortorella in particular - are furious at what they perceive is the Devils' selling of penalty calls to the officials. Tortorella's latest rant notwithstanding, the Rangers come into this one with plenty of momentum after striking for three third-period goals in a 3-0 victory over New Jersey in Game 3.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, NBCS, CBC

ABOUT THE RANGERS: When Devils head coach Peter DeBoer criticized Rangers forward Brandon Prust for a hit that left defenseman Anton Volchenkov woozy - referring to it as "head-hunting" - Tortorella came out swinging. He cited two incidents during the game in which he believes the Devils were just as guilty of head-hunting tactics. "I look at (Dainius) Zubrus' elbow to (Anton) Stralman, I look at (Zach) Parise launching himself into (Michael) Del Zotto," Tortorella said. "Maybe if our players stay down on the ice, we'll get something." DeBoer's response to Tortorella's tirade: "Comical."

ABOUT THE DEVILS: Parise was noticeably absent from Game 3's post-game quote sheet. The star sniper was dealing with more than just the loss to the Rangers - he also faced questions about comments his father made before the game. J.P. Parise, a former NHLer who played for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, suggested that Parise would be a good fit with the Rangers. The younger Parise, an unrestricted free agent this summer, simply didn't want to deal with the media crush he anticipated. "I probably would have said some things I’d regretted," he said. "So … I was just upset about how the game went."

TRENDS:
- Rangers are 11-5 in their last 16 games as a road underdog.
- The under is 10-3-9 in the Rangers' last 22 overall.
- Devils are 8-2 in their last 10 home games.

OVERTIME:

1. New York has four power-play goals against the best penalty-killing unit in the regular season. The Devils are just 1 for 12 with the man advantage.

2. Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist leads all netminders with three postseason shutouts.

3. Parise has 13 goals and 20 assists in 43 career regular-season games against the Rangers.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27507 Followers:33
05/21/2012 06:21 PM

NHL

Monday, May 21

Game Score Status Pick Amount

NY Rangers - 8:00 PM ET New Jersey -122 500

New Jersey - Under 5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27507 Followers:33
05/22/2012 06:44 PM

NHL

Tuesday, May 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Los Angeles - 9:00 PM ET Phoenix +113 500

Phoenix - Under 4.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27507 Followers:33
05/22/2012 06:44 PM

NHL

Tuesday, May 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Los Angeles - 9:00 PM ET Phoenix +113 500

Phoenix - Under 4.5 500

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