Breaking down the Rangers-Penguins playoff series

April 14, 2015

The Penguins are in a bit better of a state. Their unblocked net shot attempts at even strength 5-on-5 came in at +260, ranking them seventh in the league. You can reasonably suspect the Penguins will hold onto the puck far more often this series than the Rangers. Their team shooting percentage at even strength 5-on-5 is just 7.5 percent, lower than the league average, and their team save percentage is .925 percent, bringing their PDO score at an even 100. That's ideal. In order to win the game, they have to continue playing their style, possessing the puck and waiting for their chances.

The matchup

  New York
Total Points
113 98
Home Record
25-11-5 23-14-4
Away Record
28-11-2 20-13-8
Goals per game 2.28 (3rd) 2.49 (10th)
Power Play 16.8% (21st) 19.3% (10th)
Penalty Kill
84.3% (6th)
84.8% (3rd)

Henrik Lundqvist should be fresh and fit.


2014-15 season Record
New York 3-0-1
Pittsburgh 1-2-1