Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 2/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-150) Rangers (+125)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (8-1-2) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Rangers (4-5-2). The moneyline on this game has the Bruins priced at -150 and the Rangers are at +125. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Bruins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 win against the Flyers in their previous contest. The Bruins had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the victory. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 2 of the 23 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. Boston accumulated 11 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Bruins was 41 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.3%. They earned 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 28.7% and their PDO was 110.5 in this one.
In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have earned 34 goals (13th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 24. For the current season, they have accumulated 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .818. Boston steps onto the ice with 36 power play opportunities and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 33.33%. At even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 19 goals while earning 20 as an offensive unit. Boston has attempted 351 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Bruins have had 258 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Boston Bruins opponents have earned 41 power play tries (13th in the league) and have racked up 5 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Tuukka Rask. Opponents have racked up 1,180 goals versus Rask in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.27. Rask has been involved in 543 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .922 in his 31,243 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a win-loss record of 296-159-65 and he started in 522 games. Over the course of his pro career, Rask has 317 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .607. Rask has had 15,041 shots taken against him and has recorded 13,861 saves.
In their last game, New York went up against the Islanders in an outing where the Rangers took a loss by a final score of 2-0. They had a PDO of 93 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.2%. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.3% by tallying a Fenwick of 29 and the Islanders having a 38 Fenwick at even strength. The Rangers converted 0 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took. New York earned a 41.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
New York has taken 354 shots (10th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.19%, while allowing the other team 307 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.05% on their opponents 39 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 8.2%. They have a tally of 44 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 13.64%. The Rangers are sitting with 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (22nd in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 29 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the New York Rangers have earned 29 goals, 10 points, and a points percentage of .455.
Across the rink you will find Igor Shesterkin in net. He has tallied 580 saves out of 626 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .927. Shesterkin is the owner of a career record of 13-5-1 and has been in goal for 20 contests. He was named a starter in 19 contests and has racked up 1,134 mins. Shesterkin's percentage of quality starts comes out to 68.4% and he has qualified for 13 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.43 goals per contest and he has yielded 46 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-150)
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