Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Islanders Prediction, 12/5/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Islanders
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (5-10-3) play the Chicago Blackhawks (8-12-2) at UBS Arena on Sunday.
The Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Capitals in their last contest. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 47 and the Corsi against was at 55 which means they had a Corsi rate of 46.1%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 47.4% and their PDO was 97.2 for this one. Chicago garnered 4 minutes in the box in this outing. The Blackhawks had a impressive offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.3%. They recorded 27 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 28 shots they put on net.
In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 47 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 70. For the year, they have 18 points and their points percentage is .409. Chicago is sitting with 70 power play chances and they have notched 12 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.14%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 61 goals while earning 35 themselves. Chicago has tried 617 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.6%. The Blackhawks have had 697 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .900. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have recorded 60 power play opportunities (25th in professional hockey) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 898 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed a record of 498-285-82 and he has gotten the start in 742 games. The opposition has scored 2,210 goals versus Fleury in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Fleury has seen 25,466 shots against him and has recorded 23,256 total saves. His save percentage is .913 during his 51,953 mins played. Over the course of his career, Fleury has accounted for 411 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .554.
In their last contest, New York played the Sharks in a game where the Islanders went home in defeat by a mark of 2-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 97 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.3%. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.0% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Sharks ending the game with a 42 Fenwick at even strength. The Islanders tallied 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they took. New York went home with a 47.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
Over the course of the season, the New York Islanders have 33 goals, 13 points, and a points percentage of .361. They have allowed 53 goals to be scored by way of 44 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Islanders have accumulated 28 goals at even strength and 5 goals (32nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 49 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 10.20%. New York has attempted 520 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 6.35%, while allowing the opposition 589 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.02% on the other teams 53 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%.
Across the ice you will find Ilya Sorokin in goal. Sorokin is the owner of a career mark of 18-12-6 and has been in net for 36 games. Sorokin's quality start percentage is 68.6% and he has accumulated 24 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has racked up 935 stops out of the 1,013 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .923. His opponents are averaging 2.26 goals per game and he has relinquished 78 goals in total. He has made the start in 35 games and has played for a total of 2,075 minutes.
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Tony's Pick: Take New York
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