Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 5/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-168) Canucks (+148)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (20-25-3) host the Calgary Flames (22-26-3) at Rogers Arena on Sunday. The Canucks open this game at +148 while the Flames are coming in at -168. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Flames came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-1 win over the Canucks in their last game. Their offensive zone starts sat at 42.6% and they had a PDO of 108.2 for this matchup. They accounted for 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.5%. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 39 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 55.2%. Calgary accumulated 8 penalty mins for this contest. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. The Flames had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 28 shots they launched.
In terms of scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have earned 141 goals (26th in hockey) so far this year and have allowed 149. For the current season, they have 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .461. Calgary has tallied 159 power play chances and they have added 30 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 18.87%. At even strength, the Flames have given up 118 goals while notching 111 when they are on offense. Calgary has tried 1,585 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.9%. The Flames have had 1,497 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .900. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 156 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have tallied 31 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 313 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has earned a mark of 130-137-34 and he has gotten the start in 297 games. Opponents have been able to score 824 goals against Markstrom in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.78. Markstrom has had 9,161 shot attempts against him and he has 8,337 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .910 in his 17,795 mins in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Markstrom has recorded 156 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .525.
Their last time out, Vancouver opposed the Flames in an outing where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-1. They had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal. The Canucks scored 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 92 and their percentage of oZS was 57.6%. Vancouver earned a 44.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.5% by compiling a Fenwick of 33 and the Flames ending the game with a 38 Fenwick.
The Canucks have tallied 109 goals at even strength and 24 goals (26th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Vancouver has taken 1,508 shots (30th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.82%, while allowing the other team 1,734 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 133 goals, 43 points, and a points percentage of .448. They have recorded 132 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.18%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.56% on the other teams 156 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.1%. They have granted a total of 172 goals to be scored by way of 137 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in goal. He has compiled 2,029 saves out of 2,232 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .909. Demko is the owner of a lifetime record of 32-31-4 and has been in goal for 70 contests. He has started in 67 games and his ice time sits at 4,091 minutes. Demko's quality start percentage comes in at 56.7% and he has accumulated 38 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.98 goals per game and he has given up 203 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+148)
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