Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) will play the Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) on Monday.
The Wild were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights in their previous outing. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.9% and they had a PDO of 93.3 in this game. They accrued 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.4%. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.7%. Minnesota accounted for 4 mins in the box for this matchup. They also had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Wild could have played much better offensively in this loss. For the matchup, they netted 2 out of the 16 shots they attempted.
In reference to scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 180 goals (9th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have allowed 159. For the season, they sit with 75 points and their points percentage comes in at .670. Minnesota comes into the game with 165 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.58%. While at even strength, the Wild have allowed 128 goals while earning 151 of their own. Minnesota has tried 1,585 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.4%. The Wild have had 1,705 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Minnesota Wild opponents have totaled 161 power play opportunities (18th in pro hockey) and have a total of 31 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Cam Talbot. Talbot has played in 347 contests during his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 169-130-30 and was named the starter in 333 games. Opponents have been able to score 863 goals versus Talbot in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.61. Talbot has seen 10,184 shots against him and has recorded 9,321 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 19,855 minutes on the ice. During his career on the ice, Talbot has compiled 175 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .526.
In their last game, Vegas played the Wild in an outing where the Golden Knights took home the victory by a final score of 5-2. Their PDO was 107 and their oZS percentage was 39.1%. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 30 and the Wild earning a 26 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights recorded 5 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking. Vegas wrapped up this game with a 48.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and we'd say they played well overall.
Vegas has put up 1,829 shots (4th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the opposition 1,527 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.81% on the other teams 144 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 92.0%. They have a total of 174 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.82%. The Golden Knights have earned 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 190 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732.
Across the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the goal. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has allowed 2,169 goals in total. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.4% and he has qualified for 403 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 727 games and his ice time sits at 51,104 minutes. Fleury has a career mark of 492-276-82 and has been in net for 883 contests. He has accrued 22,827 stops out of 24,996 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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