Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 2/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+138) Hurricanes (-167)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (10-3-0) play the Florida Panthers (9-2-2) at PNC Arena on Wednesday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -167 while the Panthers are priced at +138. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 victory against the Lightning in their last game. The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in the win. For the outing, they finished 6 of the 21 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Florida garnered 16 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers came in at 30 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 37.0%. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against was 42, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 35.4%. They recorded 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 32.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 123.7 for this matchup.
With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have racked up 43 goals (13th in the league) so far this year and have allowed 39. For the current season, they have earned 20 points and their points percentage is .769. Florida has tallied 37 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 29.73%. While at even strength, the Panthers have given up 41 goals while notching 34 of their own. Florida has attempted 403 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.7%. The Panthers have had 397 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .902. Florida Panthers opponents have 39 power play opportunities (26th in the league) and have scored 9 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has been involved in 514 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has an overall mark of 283-173-44 and got the start in 501 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,257 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Bobrovsky has had 15,075 shots against him and has recorded 13,818 saves. His save percentage currently is at .917 in his 29,609 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Bobrovsky has tallied 282 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .563.
In their last contest, Carolina opposed the Blue Jackets in a game where the Hurricanes ended up with the win by a mark of 7-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and notched 2 out of those opportunities. The Hurricanes had 7 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO was 108 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.6%. Carolina had a 50.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Carolina played and they looked good in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 49.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Blue Jackets having racked up a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this year, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 47 goals, 20 points, as well as a points percentage of .769. They have allowed 36 goals to be scored by of a combination of 27 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have earned 37 goals at even strength and 12 goals (11th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 43 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 27.91%. Carolina has taken 411 shots (19th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.44%, while allowing their opponents 358 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.85% on their opponents 47 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 11.4%.
For the opposition you will find James Reimer patrolling the crease. Reimer is the owner of a lifetime mark of 165-127-41 and has been in net for 371 contests. Reimer's rate of quality starts comes out to 51.0% and he has 172 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 9,863 stops out of the 10,801 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.81 goals per game and he has relinquished 938 goals altogether. He has started in 337 contests and has accumulated 20,061 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (+138)
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