Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-25-9) go to Amalie Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (31-14-2).
The Blue Jackets had a rough game after their 3-1 defeat against the Lightning in their previous outing. The Blue Jackets left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 25 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt and scored 1 goal. Columbus had 2 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 32 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 38 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.9%. They accounted for 15 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 32 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 52.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.5 in this one.
Concerning scoring goals, the Columbus Blue Jackets have racked up 116 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have allowed 163. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 39 points and their points percentage comes in at .398. Columbus has tallied 106 power play opportunities and they have scored 16 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 15.09%. While playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have given up 139 goals while earning 100 on offense. Columbus has tried 1,419 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Blue Jackets have had 1,564 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have amassed 119 power play opportunities (30th in the NHL) and have scored 24 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Joonas Korpisalo. Opponents have notched 426 goals versus Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.89. Korpisalo has been in goal for 159 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .905 during his 8,835 mins played. He has amassed an overall record of 69-56-21 and he started in 146 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Korpisalo has compiled 71 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .486. Korpisalo has seen 4,493 shots taken against him and has gathered 4,067 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Tampa Bay faced the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Lightning earned a victory by a final score of 3-1. Tampa Bay earned a 54.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 27 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 28 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 113 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.2%. The Lightning scored 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to score a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 155 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .681. They have allowed 121 goals to be scored by way of 94 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning have earned 119 goals at even strength and 36 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 146 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 24.66%. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,419 shots (9th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.92%, while allowing their opponents 1,345 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.24% on their oppositions 152 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
Across the ice you are going to see Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes. He has accounted for 8,284 saves out of 9,002 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .920. Vasilevskiy is the owner of a lifetime mark of 186-81-19 and has participated in 296 games. He has started in 286 games and has played for a total of 17,269 minutes. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts is 56.6% and he has earned 162 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.49 goals/game and he has surrendered 718 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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