Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-107) Panthers (-103)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (30-10-5) travel to BB&T Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers (30-12-5). The Panthers open this contest at -103 while the Hurricanes are priced at -107. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win over the Lightning their last time on the ice. The Hurricanes had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 4 of the 36 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Carolina had 11 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 51 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 47 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 52.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, giving them a Fenwick rate of 53.2%. They amassed 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 39.3% and their PDO was 108.9 for this one.
In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have accounted for 142 goals (10th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have given up 106. For the current campaign, they have recorded 65 points and their points percentage is .722. Carolina skates onto the rink with 135 power play opportunities and they have scored 37 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 27.41%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 83 goals while notching 105 themselves. Carolina has taken 1,464 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Hurricanes have had 1,272 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .917. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 142 power play tries (5th in the league) and have notched 23 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has been in net for 272 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 127-95-30 and he started in 247 games. Opponents have been able to score 658 goals versus Mrazek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.59. Mrazek has had 7,396 shots against him and has garnered 6,738 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 15,266 minutes between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Mrazek has accrued 129 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .522.
The last time they were on the ice, Florida faced off against the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Panthers took home the victory by a tally of 5-1. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Panthers tallied 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 117 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 46.4%. Florida earned a 52.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida played and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Blue Jackets having a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this season, the Florida Panthers have notched a total of 151 goals, 65 points, and a points percentage of .691. They have granted a total of 124 goals to be scored by of a combination of 96 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers are sitting with 119 goals at even strength and 32 goals (8th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 150 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 21.33%. Florida has taken 1,600 shots (1st in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing their opponents 1,427 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.71% on their oppositions 138 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.3%.
Across the rink you will find Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes. Bobrovsky has accrued a lifetime mark of 295-179-45 and has participated in 533 games. Bobrovsky's quality start rate sits at 56.7% and he has accumulated 295 quality starts in his pro career. He has gathered 14,372 stops out of 15,679 shots tried, giving him a save % of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 1,307 goals overall. He has made the start in 520 games and his ice time sits at 30,750 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-107)
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