Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 6/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-135) Islanders (+115)
Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (32-17-7) host the Boston Bruins (33-16-7) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday in Game 6 of their series. New York leads 3-2. The Islanders open this matchup at +115 while the Bruins are priced at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.
The Bruins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-4 loss against the Islanders in Game 5. The Corsi for the Bruins came in at 67 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 30 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 69.1%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 75.0% and their PDO rating was 95.0 in this game. Boston earned 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Bruins played really well in the loss. Their Fenwick was 52 and the Fenwick Against sat at 25, giving them a Fenwick rate of 67.5%. They accrued 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 2 chances with the advantage and netted 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 44 shots they attempted.
Boston Bruins opponents have earned 178 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have scored 25 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 1,516 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Boston has tried 1,866 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 109 goals while notching 129 of their own. Boston has accounted for 160 power play chances and they have notched 35 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 21.88%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 73 points and their points percentage is sitting at .652. Pertaining to their scoring, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 164 goals (14th in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 134.
The man in goal for this game is Tuukka Rask. The opposition has racked up 1,216 goals against Rask in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.27. Rask has been in net for 560 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .921 for his 32,206 mins between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss record of Career and got the start in 539 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Rask has 329 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .610. Rask has had 15,485 shots taken against him and has recorded 14,269 saves.
In their Game 5 win, New York had a 30.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 32.5% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Bruins earning a 52 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and they earned an oZS percentage of 25.4%. The Islanders converted 5 goals of the 19 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 chances on the power play in this matchup and notched 3 out of those opportunities.
New York has put up 1,623 shots (22nd in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.37%, while allowing the opposition 1,590 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.70% on their opponents 135 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 92.1%. They have recorded 144 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.75%. The Islanders have earned 125 goals at even strength and 27 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. 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. For the season, the New York Islanders have accumulated 152 goals, 71 points, in addition to a points percentage of .634.
Across the rink you are going to see Ilya Sorokin in the crease. He has accrued 517 stops out of the 563 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Sorokin is sitting with a career record of Career and has been in net for 22 games. He has made the start in 21 games and has been on the ice for 1,272 mins. Sorokin's percentage of quality starts sits at 71.4% and he has accumulated 15 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.17 goals per game and he has yielded 46 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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