Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 6/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-135) Islanders (+110)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (33-16-7) go to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (32-17-7) in Game 4 of their series. The Bruins open this game at -135 while the Islanders are priced at +110. The total opens at 5.5.
The Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Islanders in Game 3. The Bruins didn't have their best offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they finished 2 out of the 41 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Boston tallied 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Bruins was 59 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 56.7%. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 54.1%. They accumulated 21 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 33.3% and their PDO was 101.9 for this matchup.
Boston Bruins opponents have 178 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have a total of 25 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 1,516 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Boston has taken 1,866 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. While playing at even strength, the Bruins have conceded 109 goals while notching 129 of their own. Boston has accounted for 160 power play chances and they have scored 35 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 21.88%. For the season, they have accumulated 73 points and their points percentage comes in at .652. With respect to their scoring, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 164 goals (14th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 134.
The player in the crease for this game is Tuukka Rask. The opposition has been able to score 1,216 goals versus Rask in his career and his goals against rate is 2.27. Rask has been involved in 560 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .921 for his 32,206 mins on the ice. He has amassed an overall record of 306-163-66 and was named the starter in 539 games. For his career, Rask has earned 329 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .610. Rask has had 15,485 shot attempts against him and has accrued 14,269 saves.
In their Game 3 loss, New York wrapped up this game with a 43.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.9% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Bruins earning a 40 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 98 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 66.7%. The Islanders recorded 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Islanders have scored 125 goals at even strength and 27 goals (24th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. New York has taken 1,623 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.37%, while allowing the other team 1,590 shots. So far this year, the New York Islanders have accounted for 152 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .634. They have a total of 144 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.75%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.70% on their oppositions 135 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 92.1%. They have permitted 125 goals to be scored by way of 103 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Ilya Sorokin protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.17 goals per contest and he has relinquished 46 goals altogether. Sorokin's quality start percentage sits at 71.4% and he has qualified for 15 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 21 games and has played for a total of 1,272 mins. Sorokin is the owner of a career mark of 13-6-3 and has been in goal for 22 games. He has accrued 517 saves out of the 563 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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