Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 11/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-120) Rangers (-103)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers go to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll meet the New York Rangers. The Panthers open this matchup at -120 while the Rangers are coming in at -103. The total is set at 5.5.
The Panthers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes in their previous game. The Panthers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 32 shots they tried. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and scored 3 goals. Florida compiled 20 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 47 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 59 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.3%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They amassed 16 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.1% and they had a PDO of 104.5 for this one.
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Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 43 power play tries (3rd in the league) and have scored 6 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 357 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .936. Florida has taken 370 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.4%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 17 goals while earning 36 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida has compiled 38 power play opportunities and they have tallied 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.32%. For the current season, they have 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .955. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 46 goals (1st in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 23.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Opponents have notched 1,332 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Bobrovsky has been involved in 545 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 31,378 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated a record of 303-180-45 and he was named the starter in 531 games. During his career on the ice, Bobrovsky has 302 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .569. Bobrovsky has seen 16,014 shots taken against him and has amassed 14,682 saves.
In their last contest, New York faced the Flames in a matchup where the Rangers ended up taking the loss by a final score of 6-0. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Rangers had 0 goals of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 83 and their oZS percentage was 47.8%. New York went home with a 39.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.2% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Flames earning a 49 Fenwick at even strength.
For the season, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 29 goals, 15 points, as well as a points percentage of .625. They have permitted 34 goals to be scored by way of 26 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. The Rangers have accumulated 21 goals at even strength and 8 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 41 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.51%. New York has put up 316 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.18%, while allowing their opponents 395 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.49% on their oppositions 41 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 91.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Alexandar Georgiev defending the net. Georgiev has a lifetime mark of 44-39-9 and has participated in 98 contests. Georgiev's quality start rate comes out to 51.6% and he has 47 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has tallied 2,706 stops out of the 2,971 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .911. His opponents are averaging 2.96 goals per contest and he has yielded 265 goals in total. He has made the start in 91 games and has been on the ice for 5,375 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-120)
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