Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Prediction, 11/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (10-4-3) play the Buffalo Sabres (7-7-2) at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
The Sabres will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-0 defeat against the Flames in their previous contest. The Sabres didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 27 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 2 power play tries but didn't get a goal. Buffalo accrued 4 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Sabres was 40 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 58 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 40.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 40.8%. They tallied 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 30.4% and they had a PDO of 87.1 for this one.
In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Buffalo Sabres have tallied 44 goals (19th in pro hockey) on the year and have surrendered 49. For the current campaign, they sit with 16 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Buffalo steps onto the ice with 44 power play chances and they have tallied 8 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 18.18%. When at even strength, the Sabres have conceded 40 goals while earning 36 when they are on offense. Buffalo has taken 456 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Sabres have had 526 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Buffalo Sabres opponents have tallied 45 power play opportunities (21st in professional hockey) and have come away with 9 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Craig Anderson. In his professional hockey career, Anderson has recorded 308 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 37,232 minutes played. Anderson has seen 20,184 shots against him and has garnered 18,426 saves. The opposition has racked up 1,758 goals versus Anderson in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. He has compiled a win-loss record of 295-254-69 and got the start in 572 games. Anderson has been in net for 658 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, New York played the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Rangers ended up losing by a score of 2-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but didn't score a goal. The Rangers notched 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 100 and their oZS percentage was 58.2%. New York wound up with a 48.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.4% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Maple Leafs earning a 45 Fenwick at even strength.
The Rangers have racked up 35 goals at even strength and 10 goals (11th in the league) while having a power play advantage. New York has tried 478 shots (18th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.41%, while allowing the opposition 566 shots. During this campaign, the New York Rangers have a total of 45 goals, 23 points, and a points percentage of .676. They have earned 51 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 19.61%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.00% on the other teams 50 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.7%. They have permitted 47 goals to be scored by way of 36 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin in the crease. Shesterkin is the owner of a career mark of 34-19-5 and has participated in 60 games. Shesterkin's quality start rate is 67.9% and he has qualified for 38 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 1,711 stops out of the 1,854 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .923. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has surrendered 143 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 56 contests and has played 3,369 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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