Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+170) Lightning (-200)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) head to Amalie Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Canadiens open this contest at +170 while the Lightning are priced at -200. The O/U has been set at 5.
The Canadiens will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 1. The Canadiens offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In the game, they converted 1 of the 19 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Montreal had 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 45 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They recorded 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to win the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 43.6% and they had a PDO of 88.5 in this game.
The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .896. When at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 128 goals while notching 129 themselves. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 172 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have come away with 37 goals in those attempts. For the season, they sit with 59 points and their points percentage is sitting at .527. Montreal has tried 1,746 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 158 goals (17th in hockey) so far this year and have allowed 165. Montreal has 151 power play opportunities and they have scored 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.21%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Carey Price. Price has participated in 707 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of Career and he has gotten the start in 695 games. The opposition has notched 1,737 goals against Price in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Price has seen 20,911 shots against him and has amassed 19,174 saves. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 41,707 minutes on the ice. In his career, Price has recorded 399 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .574.
In their Game 1 win, Tampa had a PDO of 112 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.4%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. The Lightning earned 5 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. Tampa Bay wound up with a 45.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and it tells us that they played really well in this game.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,692 shots (9th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.64%, while allowing their opponents 1,583 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.15% on their oppositions 183 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.8%. They have a total of 180 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.22%. The Lightning have racked up 140 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. 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. So far this year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a total of 180 goals, 75 points, as well as a points percentage of .670.
Across the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal. He has a tally of 8,435 stops out of 9,171 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .920. Vasilevskiy has accrued a career record of Career and has participated in 302 games. He got the starting nod in 292 games and has played for a total of 17,629 minutes. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate comes out to 56.2% and he has qualified for 164 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has yielded 736 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-200)
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