Calgary Flames vs New York Rangers Prediction, 10/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+110) Rangers (-156)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames head to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll take on the New York Rangers. The odds on this matchup have the Flames priced at +110 and the Rangers are at -156. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Capitals in their previous contest. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 53.2% and they had a PDO of 99.5 for this one. They had 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.3%. The Corsi for the Flames was 46 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 49 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 48.4%. Calgary tallied 6 minutes in the box for this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. The Flames had a good offensive outing and it showed in this victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 4 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on.
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The Flames have had 118 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .907. When playing at even strength, the Flames have allowed 8 goals while notching 9 on offense. Calgary Flames opponents have earned 13 power play tries (30th in pro hockey) and have earned 3 goals in those chances. For the year, they have scored 5 points and their points percentage comes in at .625. Calgary has attempted 146 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.5%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have racked up 11 goals (27th in hockey) so far this year and have allowed 11. Calgary comes into tonight with 12 power play chances and they have tallied 2 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 16.67%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has participated in 318 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has an overall record of 133-138-35 and he has started in 302 games. The opposition has notched 838 goals against Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.78. Markstrom has seen 9,309 shot attempts against him and has amassed 8,471 saves. His save percentage currently is .910 during his 18,100 mins on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom has accumulated 157 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .520.
The last time they were on the ice, New York went up against the Senators in a matchup where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 105 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 30.9%. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate came in at 40.7% by earning a Fenwick of 24 and the Senators ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. The Rangers had 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. New York went home with a 45.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
The Rangers have earned 11 goals at even strength and 3 goals (18th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. New York has taken 160 shots (18th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.75%, while allowing their opponents 183 shots. On the season, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 14 goals, 9 points, and a points percentage of .750. They have a total of 24 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 12.50%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.95% on the other teams 21 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 92.9%. They have granted a total of 13 goals to be scored by way of 9 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin between the pipes. He has accrued 1,421 stops out of the 1,539 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .923. Shesterkin has compiled a career mark of 29-16-4 and has played in 51 contests. He got the starting nod in 47 games and has played 2,835 minutes. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts is 68.1% and he has 32 quality starts in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has given up 118 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+110)
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