Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (23-18-6) will play the Buffalo Sabres (12-28-7) on Sunday.
The Sabres will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-1 defeat against the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Sabres sat at 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 46.7%. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 44.3% and their PDO rating was 87.9 for this matchup. Buffalo amassed 12 mins in the box in this matchup. The Sabres didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. They accounted for 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to win the puck. They also had 5 power play chances but didn't convert them into a score. In the matchup, they finished 1 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
The Sabres have had 1,555 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. At even strength, the Sabres have allowed 133 goals while notching 85 themselves. Buffalo Sabres opponents have recorded 121 power play opportunities (28th in the NHL) and have notched 25 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 31 points and their points percentage comes in at .330. Buffalo has tried 1,314 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.3%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Buffalo Sabres have accounted for 109 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 158. Buffalo has accumulated 123 power play chances and they have notched 24 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 19.51%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hutton. Hutton has played in 232 contests during his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 94-88-27 and he was named the starter in 204 games. The opposition has scored 565 goals versus Hutton in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.71. Hutton has seen 6,221 shots taken against him and has gathered 5,656 saves. He has a save percentage of .909 in his 12,492 mins on the ice. During his career on the ice, Hutton has earned 103 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .505.
When they were on the ice last, New York faced the Flyers in a game where the Rangers ended up losing by a tally of 3-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and they had an oZS percentage of 59.9%. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.6% by earning a Fenwick of 40 and the Flyers having notched a 32 Fenwick. The Rangers tallied 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. New York earned a 52.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
This season, the New York Rangers have a total of 153 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .553. They have allowed 125 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Rangers are sitting with 121 goals at even strength and 32 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 159 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.13%. New York has attempted 1,375 shots (16th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.13%, while allowing their opponents 1,366 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.92% on their opponents 143 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%.
For the opposition you are going to see Igor Shesterkin protecting the net. Shesterkin holds a career record of 23-13-3 and has been in goal for 41 contests. Shesterkin's percentage of quality starts is 71.1% and he has accumulated 27 quality starts in his NHL career. He is sitting with 1,138 saves out of the 1,232 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .924. His opposition is averaging 2.47 goals per contest and he has allowed 94 goals altogether. He has made the start in 38 games and has played 2,284 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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