Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (33-14-5) play the Dallas Stars (21-17-12) at BB&T Center on Monday.
The Stars will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-0 loss to the Lightning the last time they stepped on the ice. The Stars could have played much better offensively in the defeat. In the outing, they ended the night with no scores out of the 20 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. Dallas tallied 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars was sitting at 41 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.4%. They totaled 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 16 opportunities to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 41.4% and they had a PDO of 91.3 for this game.
Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have tallied 138 goals (17th in the league) for the year and have surrendered 126. For the year, they have accumulated 54 points and their points percentage is .540. Dallas has accounted for 148 power play opportunities and they have tallied 35 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 23.65%. When playing at even strength, the Stars have allowed 98 goals while scoring 103 when they are on offense. Dallas has taken 1,500 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Stars have had 1,346 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. Dallas Stars opponents have 133 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have a total of 28 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Anton Khudobin. Over the course of his career, Khudobin has compiled 130 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .575. His save percentage currently sits at .918 for his 13,637 mins on the ice. Khudobin has had 6,785 shots taken against him and has recorded 6,227 total saves. The opposition has racked up 558 goals versus Khudobin in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.46. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 110-86-31 and he started in 226 games. Khudobin has taken the ice for 246 contests during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Florida faced the Blackhawks in a game where the Panthers took home the victory by a tally of 4-3. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game and tallied 1 out of those tries. The Panthers recorded 4 goals of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 97 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.4%. Florida wound up with a 60.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Florida played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate was 59.7% by notching a Fenwick of 43 and the Blackhawks having notched a 29 Fenwick.
The Panthers are sitting with 132 goals at even strength and 37 goals (5th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Florida has put up 1,804 shots (1st in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.37%, while allowing the other team 1,559 shots. So far this year, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 169 goals, 71 points, in addition to a points percentage of .683. They have earned 174 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 21.26%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.61% on their oppositions 152 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.9%. They have allowed 142 goals to be scored by way of 111 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,316 goals altogether. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes in at 56.3% and he has made 294 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 522 games and has played 30,873 mins. Bobrovsky is the owner of a lifetime mark of 295-180-45 and has played in 536 games. He has gathered 14,423 saves out of 15,739 shots tried, giving him a save % of .916.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
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