Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-125) Canucks (+113)
Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (12-8-0) go to Rogers Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (8-12-2). The Canucks open this matchup at +113 while the Oilers are coming in at -125. The total is set at 6.5.
The Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 7-1 win against the Flames their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 25.9% and their PDO was 126.7 in this one. They totaled 18 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 22 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 34.4%. The Corsi for the Oilers was 31 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 which means they had a Corsi rate of 37.8%. Edmonton had 15 penalty minutes for this matchup. Moreover, they had 5 chances on the power play and were able to score 3 goals. The Oilers had a good offensive outing and it showed in this victory. For the outing, they finished 7 out of the 24 shots they put on goal.
The Oilers have had 650 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. When playing at even strength, the Oilers have conceded 47 goals while having 53 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 64 power play tries (5th in the NHL) and have come away with 15 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have racked up 24 points and their points percentage is sitting at .600. Edmonton has taken 616 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.7%. Regarding their scoring, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 72 goals (2nd in the NHL) for the year and have surrendered 62. Edmonton is sitting with 72 power play opportunities and they have scored 19 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 26.39%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen has participated in 112 games over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 52-43-9 and he started in 102 games. Opponents have notched 305 goals against Koskinen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.96. Koskinen has seen 3,321 shots against him and he has 3,016 saves. He has a save percentage of .908 for his 6,182 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Koskinen has tallied 50 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .490.
In their last game, Vancouver faced the Jets in a game where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-3. They had a PDO of 96 and they earned an oZS percentage of 36.0%. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and recorded 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.9% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Jets finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. The Canucks netted 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. Vancouver had a 57.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team.
The Canucks have scored 51 goals at even strength and 13 goals (15th in the NHL) while on the power play. Vancouver has put up 694 shots (1st in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.22%, while allowing the opposition 725 shots. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 64 goals, 18 points, and a points percentage of .409. They have a tally of 76 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 17.11%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.14% on their oppositions 84 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 89.2%. They have allowed 78 goals to be scored by way of 63 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Thatcher Demko patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 3.09 goals per game and he has yielded 146 goals altogether. Demko's rate of quality starts is 56.5% and he has 26 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 46 contests and his ice time sits at 2,831 minutes. Demko has compiled a lifetime record of 22-20-4 and has played in 49 games. He has accrued 1,387 saves out of the 1,533 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+113)
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