Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+110) Panthers (-130)
Anton Khudobin and the Dallas Stars (5-4-4) head to BB&T Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (12-3-2). The Stars open this contest at +110 while the Panthers are coming in at -130. The total opens at 6.
The Stars will look for better times on the ice after their 3-1 loss to the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Stars didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In the outing, they converted 1 of the 25 shots they attempted. They also had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. Dallas accumulated 7 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Stars was 31 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 58 which means they had a Corsi rate of 34.8%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against finished at 45, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 35.7%. They garnered 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 96.7 in this one.
Regarding scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have accounted for 41 goals (26th in the NHL) this season and have conceded 35. For the current campaign, they have scored 14 points and their points percentage is sitting at .538. Dallas steps onto the ice with 49 power play opportunities and they have scored 16 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 32.65%. When at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 24 goals while notching 25 on offense. Dallas has tried 359 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. The Stars have had 381 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .908. Dallas Stars opponents have earned 53 power play tries (20th in the NHL) and have come away with 11 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Anton Khudobin. During his career on the ice, Khudobin is sitting with 120 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .583. His save percentage is at .919 for his 12,495 minutes guarding the cage. Khudobin has seen 6,322 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,809 saves. The opposition has racked up 513 goals against Khudobin in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. He has amassed an overall record of 102-80-26 and he started in 206 games. Khudobin has been involved in 226 games throughout his NHL career.
In their win over Dallas, Florida earned a 65.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Florida had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 64.3% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Stars ending the game with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 103 and their percentage of oZS was 60.0%. The Panthers notched 3 goals out of the 52 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Panthers are sitting with 44 goals at even strength and 14 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Florida has put up 570 shots (10th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.18%, while allowing the opposition 516 shots. For the season, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 58 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .765. They have a total of 49 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 28.57%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.59% on the other teams 49 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have granted a total of 47 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has yielded 1,259 goals overall. Bobrovsky's quality start rate sits at 56.4% and he has accumulated 283 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 502 games and has been on the ice for 29,667 mins. Bobrovsky holds a lifetime mark of 283-174-44 and has participated in 515 games. He has gathered 13,843 saves out of 15,102 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida (-130) and under 6 goals
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