Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (14-2-3) go to Capital One Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Washington Capitals (12-3-5).
The Panthers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Flyers in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 74 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 66.7%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 52.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.9 for this game. Florida garnered 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Panthers didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. Their Fenwick was 53 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 62.4%. They accumulated 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and scored 1 goal. For the game, they converted 2 out of the 45 shots they attempted.
When talking about scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 73 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) for the season and have allowed 46. For the current campaign, they have racked up 31 points and their points percentage is sitting at .816. Florida comes into the game with 57 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.30%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 35 goals while getting 62 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida has attempted 678 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The Panthers have had 607 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .924. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 61 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have a total of 11 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Over the course of his pro career, Bobrovsky has accounted for 306 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .571. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 31,688 mins guarding the cage. Bobrovsky has seen 16,169 shots against him and he has 14,826 saves. Opponents have racked up 1,343 goals versus Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against average is 2.54. He has a win-loss record of 306-180-47 and he has gotten the start in 536 games. Bobrovsky has participated in 550 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Washington faced the Canadiens in an outing where the Capitals earned a victory by a tally of 6-3. Their PDO was 102 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 69.0%. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing and scored 1 goal on that attempt. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 61.9% with a Fenwick of 52 and the Canadiens finishing with a 32 Fenwick. The Capitals had 6 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. Washington earned a 62.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington played and they put on a good performance in this one.
This season, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 70 goals, 29 points, in addition to a points percentage of .725. They have allowed 47 goals to be scored by of a combination of 39 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. The Capitals are sitting with 59 goals at even strength and 11 goals (14th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 61 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.03%. Washington has attempted 631 shots (9th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.09%, while allowing their opponents 546 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.31% on the other teams 51 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.4%.
For the opposition you will find Vitek Vanecek in the crease. He has gathered 1,207 saves out of the 1,330 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .908. Vanecek has earned a lifetime record of 25-13-8 and has played in 49 contests. He has been a starter 48 games and has racked up 2,776 minutes. Vanecek's quality start rate is 47.9% and he has made 23 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has relinquished 123 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida
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