Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 5/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (37-14-5) are headed to Amalie Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3).
The Panthers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-5 victory over the Lightning in their last game. The Panthers had a good offensive output in the win. For the matchup, they scored on 6 of the 47 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. Florida accumulated 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 62 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 43 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.0%. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.3%. They amassed 30 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 35 attempts to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 63.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.0 for this game.
When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 188 goals (4th in hockey) this season and have conceded 151. For the current campaign, they have earned 79 points and their points percentage sits at .705. Florida has accumulated 190 power play chances and they have notched 39 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 20.53%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 117 goals while earning 149 themselves. Florida has taken 1,954 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Panthers have had 1,682 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 168 power play opportunities (12th in the league) and have scored 34 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has participated in 538 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 297-180-45 and got the start in 524 games. Opponents have notched 1,321 goals versus Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Bobrovsky has seen 15,803 shots taken against him and has amassed 14,482 saves. His save percentage is at .916 in his 30,993 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Bobrovsky has accounted for 296 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .565.
In their last game, Tampa Bay faced off against the Panthers in a game where the Lightning took a loss by a tally of 6-5. Tampa Bay wound up with a 41.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay had and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 41.7% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Panthers having notched a 49 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 101 and their percentage of oZS was 36.7%. The Lightning scored 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 2 out of those chances.
The Lightning have accumulated 140 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has tried 1,692 shots (9th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.64%, while allowing the other team 1,583 shots. On the campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning are sitting with 180 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .670. They have a tally of 179 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 22.35%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.15% on their oppositions 183 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have permitted 145 goals to be scored by of a combination of 116 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a career mark of 190-83-19 and has played in 302 games. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.2% and he has qualified for 164 quality starting assignments in his career. He has recorded 8,435 saves out of 9,171 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .920. Teams are averaging 2.51 goals/game and he has relinquished 736 goals altogether. He has started in 292 games and has played 17,629 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
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