Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders Prediction, 11/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+113) Islanders (-125)
UBS Arena is the venue where Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (5-6-2) will take on the Calgary Flames (9-3-5) on Saturday. The Islanders open this contest at -125 while the Flames are priced at +113. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-0 win over the Sabres their last time out. The Corsi for the Flames came in at 58 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 40 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 59.2%. Their offensive zone starts were at 69.6% and their PDO was 112.9 in this one. Calgary compiled 4 mins in the box in this matchup. The Flames had a good offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 42 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 59.2%. They recorded 23 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 17 attempts to win the puck. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 33 shots they tried.
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Calgary Flames opponents have 55 power play opportunities (9th in the league) and have a total of 7 goals in those chances. The Flames have had 502 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .932. Calgary has taken 588 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When at even strength, the Flames let the opposition score 27 goals while scoring 42 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary has accounted for 51 power play opportunities and they have scored 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 23.53%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 23 points and their points percentage comes in at .676. Regarding their scoring, the Calgary Flames have tallied 54 goals (6th in hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 34.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 328 contests throughout his NHL career. He has an overall mark of 138-140-38 and he started in 312 games. Opponents have been able to score 853 goals versus Markstrom in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.74. Markstrom has had 9,596 shots taken against him and has gathered 8,743 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .911 for his 18,702 mins between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Markstrom has accounted for 164 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .526.
When they took the ice last, New York squared up with the Panthers in a game where the Islanders went home in defeat by a score of 6-1. Their PDO at even strength was 85 and their percentage of oZS was 61.0%. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.5% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Panthers having earned a 42 Fenwick. The Islanders converted 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. New York wrapped up this game with a 47.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game.
This season, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 29 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .462. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by way of 32 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Islanders are sitting with 25 goals at even strength and 4 goals (32nd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 32 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 12.50%. New York has tried 393 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.38%, while allowing their opponents 432 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.33% on their opponents 36 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Ilya Sorokin in net. He has recorded 836 saves out of 908 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .921. Sorokin has accrued a lifetime mark of 18-10-5 and has been in net for 33 games. He has started in 32 games and has accumulated 1,896 minutes. Sorokin's percentage of quality starts comes in at 65.6% and he has qualified for 21 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.28 goals per game and he has yielded 72 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+113)
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