Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 2/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-150) Rangers (+130)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (4-5-3) will play the Boston Bruins (9-1-2) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Bruins priced at -150 and the Rangers are at +130. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Bruins came out of their game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 win against the Rangers in their last game. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 60.9% and they had a PDO of 100.0 for this matchup. They had 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 11 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.1%. The Corsi for the Bruins was 57 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 57.6%. Boston garnered 11 penalty minutes in this outing. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. The Bruins offense didn't overly impress in the win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 32 shots they tried.
Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 43 power play tries (12th in pro hockey) and have a total of 5 goals in those attempts. The Bruins have had 293 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .911. Boston has attempted 383 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When playing at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 21 goals while notching 22 themselves. Boston has tallied 38 power play opportunities and they have notched 12 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 31.58%. For the current season, they have accumulated 20 points and their points percentage comes in at .833. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have notched 37 goals (13th in the league) for the season and have allowed 26.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Tuukka Rask. Over the course of his career, Rask has 318 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .608. His save percentage is at .922 in his 31,303 minutes on the ice. Rask has had 15,076 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 13,894 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,182 goals against Rask in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.27. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 297-159-65 and he has started in 523 games. Rask has taken the ice for 544 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their loss to Boston, the Rangers PDO at even strength was 100 and they earned an oZS percentage of 39.1%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 34 and the Bruins having a 40 Fenwick at even strength. The Rangers notched 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. New York wrapped up this game with a 42.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
New York has attempted 389 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.97%, while allowing their opponents 339 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.93% on their oppositions 41 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 8.0%. They have earned 46 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 13.04%. The Rangers have earned 24 goals at even strength and 6 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the New York Rangers have notched a total of 31 goals, 11 points, as well as a points percentage of .458.
For the opposition you will find Igor Shesterkin between the pipes. Shesterkin has a career mark of 13-5-1 and has played in 20 games. Shesterkin's quality start rate is 68.4% and he has made 13 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 580 saves out of 626 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .927. Opponents are averaging 2.43 goals per game and he has yielded 46 goals altogether. He has started in 19 games and has played 1,134 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-150)
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