Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-112) Penguins (-109)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Calgary Flames at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday. The Penguins open this game at -109 while the Flames are coming in at -112. The over/under is set at 6.
The Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory against the Devils their last time on the ice. The Flames had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 29 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to net 2 goals. Calgary accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Flames was 50 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 47 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They tallied 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.4% and they had a PDO of 105.0 for this one.
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The Flames have had 147 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .918. At even strength, the Flames have given up 9 goals while scoring 13 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 15 power play opportunities (25th in pro hockey) and have come away with 3 goals in those chances. For the season, they have earned 7 points and their points percentage is sitting at .700. Calgary has taken 183 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.7%. When discussing their scoring, the Calgary Flames have racked up 16 goals (17th in the league) on the year and have allowed 12. Calgary is sitting with 14 power play opportunities and they have added 3 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.43%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. Opponents have notched 839 goals against Markstrom in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.77. Markstrom has been involved in 319 contests during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .910 during his 18,160 minutes on the ice. He has accumulated an overall mark of 134-138-35 and he started in 303 games. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has accrued 158 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .521. Markstrom has seen 9,338 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,499 saves.
In their last contest, Pittsburgh faced the Lightning in a game where the Penguins ended up losing by a mark of 5-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 83 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 18.5%. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and recorded 1 goal out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate was 49.2% by accumulating a Fenwick of 32 and the Lightning earning a 33 Fenwick. The Penguins notched 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Pittsburgh went home with a 50.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Pittsburgh played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
The Penguins have earned 20 goals at even strength and 3 goals (20th in the league) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has attempted 169 shots (21st in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 13.61%, while allowing the opposition 145 shots. This season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 23 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .800. They have earned 17 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.65%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 92.31% on their opponents 13 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.4%. They have permitted 11 goals to be scored by way of 10 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are expected to see Tristan Jarry in the crease. Jarry holds a career mark of 62-30-8 and has been in net for 106 games. Jarry's quality start percentage is 62.0% and he has 62 quality starts in his hockey career. He has accounted for 2,734 stops out of the 2,994 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .913. Teams are averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has allowed 260 goals altogether. He has started in 100 contests and has accumulated 5,957 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-112)
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