Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 5/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+120) Lightning (-143)
Amalie Arena is the site where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) will take on the Florida Panthers (37-14-5) on Wednesday in Game 6 of their series. Tampa leads 3-2. The Lightning open this contest at -143 while the Panthers are priced at +120. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 victory against the Lightning in Game 5. The Panthers had a impressive offensive outing in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 38 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 5 power play chances and netted 1 goal. Florida accrued 22 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Panthers was 49 and the Corsi against was 50 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 49.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.1%. They accrued 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were at 34.9% and they had a PDO of 107.2 for this game.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 188 goals (4th in the NHL) on the season and have given up 151. For the current campaign, they sit with 79 points and their points % is .705. Florida has 190 power play chances and they have tallied 39 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 20.53%. At even strength, the Panthers have surrendered 117 goals while getting 149 themselves. Florida has attempted 1,954 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Panthers have had 1,682 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .910. Florida Panthers opponents have 168 power play opportunities (12th in the NHL) and have notched 34 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Spencer Knight. Throughout his time in hockey, Knight has compiled 2 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .333. He has a save percentage of .919 in his 207 mins played. Knight has seen 99 shots taken against him and has amassed 91 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 8 goals versus Knight in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.32. He has earned a win-loss record of 4-0-0 and he was named the starter in 3 games. Knight has been involved in 4 contests during his NHL career.
In their Game 5 loss, Tampa had 2 chances on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Lightning earned 1 goal out of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO at even strength of 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 65.1%. Tampa Bay had a 50.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Tampa Bay had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.9% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Panthers ending the game with a 38 Fenwick.
On the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 180 goals, 75 points, in addition to a points percentage of .670. They have allowed 145 goals to be scored by way of 116 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning have earned 140 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 179 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.35%. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,692 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.64%, while allowing the opposition 1,583 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.15% on their oppositions 183 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the net. He has accrued 8,435 saves out of 9,171 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .920. Vasilevskiy has a lifetime record of 190-83-19 and has participated in 302 games. He has started in 292 contests and has played 17,629 minutes. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.2% and he has 164 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has surrendered 736 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-143)
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