Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 2/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+136) Maple Leafs (-150)
Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (14-3-2) play the Calgary Flames (8-9-1) at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. The Maple Leafs open this contest at -150 while the Flames are coming in at +136. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Flames will look for better times on the ice after their 7-1 defeat to the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Flames was sitting at 51 and the Corsi against was at 31 which means they had a Corsi rate of 62.2%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 74.1% and they had a PDO of 73.3 for this one. Calgary tallied 15 penalty mins in this matchup. The Flames offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick against was 22, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 65.6%. They had a tally of 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to take control of the puck. They also had 5 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 44 shots they attempted.
The Flames have had 541 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .900. At even strength, the Flames have allowed the opponent to score 40 goals while earning 32 of their own. Calgary Flames opponents have amassed 61 power play opportunities (7th in the NHL) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts. For the season, they sit with 17 points and their points percentage is .472. Calgary has taken 523 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have racked up 46 goals (16th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 54. Calgary comes into tonight with 69 power play opportunities and they have added 14 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 20.29%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has earned 140 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .517. His save percentage currently is at .911 for his 16,266 mins in the crease. Markstrom has seen 8,508 shots against him and has recorded 7,747 saves. The opposition has been able to score 761 goals against Markstrom in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.81. He has amassed a mark of 118-124-33 and was named the starter in 271 games. Markstrom has been involved in 287 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their last outing, Toronto faced off against the Canadiens in an outing where the Maple Leafs notched a victory by a score of 5-3. Toronto had a 44.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Toronto played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 43.1% by notching a Fenwick of 28 and the Canadiens having earned a 37 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and their oZS percentage was 50.0%. The Maple Leafs netted 5 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and netted 3 out of those opportunities.
Toronto has taken 556 shots (5th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.95%, while allowing their opponents 544 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.33% on the other teams 61 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.6%. They have a tally of 56 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 37.50%. The Maple Leafs are sitting with 51 goals at even strength and 21 goals (1st in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 51 goals to be scored by way of 39 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of 72 goals, 30 points, and a points percentage of .789.
Across the rink you will find Frederik Andersen defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has surrendered 970 goals in total. Andersen's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.8% and he has made 216 quality starts in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 374 games and has been on the ice for 22,136 minutes. Andersen is sitting with a lifetime mark of 224-95-47 and has been in net for 385 games. He has recorded 10,587 stops out of the 11,557 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto (-150)
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