Dallas Stars vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Game Picks 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (2-2-1, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Dallas Stars (1-6-1, 6th in the Central Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The Stars open this matchup at +122 while the Flyers are coming in at -135. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Stars cover 12.5% of the time, having gone 1-7 SU. Philadelphia covers 40.0% of the time, going 2-3 straight up.
The Dallas Stars will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. The Stars left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 32 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Dallas racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 46 and the Corsi against at even strength was 42 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against was 31, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 53.0%. They won 23 face-off wins and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 56.7% and they had a PDO of 96.2 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets racked up 35 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 3 total points this season, which ranks them 29th in the NHL. They are 25th in the league in goals scored with 15 while they've given up 25 goals, ranking them 9th overall. They have had 24 power play opportunities and have scored 1 goal on those chances for a percentage of 4%. That is 29th in the NHL. The Stars have allowed 31 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 16th in the league when short-handed. They average 28 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.70% for the season. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 24th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced the Edmonton Oilers in a matchup where the Flyers took the loss by a score of 6 - 3. In their game, Philadelphia had a 64.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 48 while their opponent had a Corsi of 27. They had a Fenwick percentage of 62.3% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Oilers having earned a 20 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 75.4 and their oZS percentage was 59.1%. The Flyers notched 3 goals out of the 52 shots on goal they pursued. They had 6 power play chances in this one and converted 2 out of those attempts. As for their opponent, the Oilers had 2 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals of those chances. Philadelphia gave way to 22 shots on goal and the Oilers had a total of 12 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 24th in the NHL with a total of 5 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 20 opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That ranks them 5th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. That is 21st in the NHL. As a team, the Flyers are 27th in the league with 14 goals scored while they've given up 14 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 36 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.87%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Dallas is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6%, as they've attempted 279 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 284 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.9% as they have 204 attempts while they have given up 213 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 169 face-off wins compared to 158 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Dallas has 112 hits and they have blocked 71 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Flyers are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 141 face-off wins compared to 107 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 56.9%. That is 1st in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 77 hits and they have blocked 46 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Philadelphia is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.6% as they've attempted 201 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 167 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54% ranks 3rd as they have 142 attempts while they have given up 121 shots on the defensive end.
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