Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Prediction, 11/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+118) Rangers (-143)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The Canadiens open this matchup at +118 while the Rangers are coming in at -143. The total opens at 5.5.
The Canadiens will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 defeat against the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Canadiens had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 29 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 1 power play try but didn't net one. Montreal accumulated 2 mins in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 46 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.0%. They compiled 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 52.7% and they had a PDO of 96.0 for this game.
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The Canadiens have had 520 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .888. At even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 41 goals while getting 28 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 58 power play opportunities (2nd in professional hockey) and have racked up 17 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have racked up 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .294. Montreal has attempted 516 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.0%. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 36 goals (27th in pro hockey) so far this season and have allowed 58. Montreal has tallied 56 power play chances and they have notched 8 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 14.29%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jake Allen. Opponents have been able to score 784 goals against Allen in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.53. Allen has been involved in 332 contests during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .912 for his 18,585 minutes between the pipes. He has an overall record of 163-114-32 and he was named the starter in 312 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Allen has compiled 166 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .532. Allen has seen 8,875 shots against him and has accrued 8,091 total saves.
Their last time out, New York faced off against the Devils in a matchup where the Rangers notched a victory by a final of 4-3. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Rangers notched 4 goals of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.7%. New York wrapped up this game with a 52.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate was 58.1% by accumulating a Fenwick of 50 and the Devils having earned a 36 Fenwick.
The Rangers have tallied 31 goals at even strength and 10 goals (10th in hockey) while on the power play. New York has put up 416 shots (22nd in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.86%, while allowing their opponents 503 shots. For the year, the New York Rangers have accumulated 41 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .700. They have a total of 47 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.28%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.72% on their oppositions 47 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.5%. They have permitted 43 goals to be scored by way of 33 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin in net. He has gathered 1,652 stops out of 1,791 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .922. Shesterkin holds a career record of 33-18-5 and has played in 58 contests. He has been a starter 54 games and has played 3,251 mins. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts sits at 66.7% and he has 36 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has yielded 139 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+118)
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