Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 5/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Frederik Andersen and the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-14-7) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) on Saturday.
The Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Canadiens offense left a lot to be desired in the victory. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 30 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 5 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Montreal amassed 15 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 29 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 40.8%. Their Fenwick was 21 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 37.5%. They had 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were at 34.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.1 for this matchup.
When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 158 goals (17th in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 165. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 59 points and their points percentage comes in at .527. Montreal comes into tonight with 151 power play chances and they have added 29 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 19.21%. At even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 128 goals while scoring 129 themselves. Montreal has taken 1,746 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 172 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have a total of 37 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Carey Price. Price has been in net for 707 contests during his pro hockey career. He has amassed a record of 360-257-79 and he started in 695 games. The opposition has notched 1,737 goals versus Price in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.50. Price has had 20,911 shots against him and has recorded 19,174 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 41,707 minutes guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Price has tallied 399 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .574.
When they were on the ice last, Toronto faced off against the Canadiens in an outing where the Maple Leafs ended up taking the loss by a final of 2-1. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Maple Leafs had 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 98 and their percentage of oZS was 65.5%. Toronto wrapped up this game with a 59.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Toronto played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. They had a Fenwick percentage of 62.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Canadiens having earned a 21 Fenwick at even strength.
Toronto has taken 1,751 shots (6th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.62%, while allowing their opponents 1,558 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.47% on their oppositions 144 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have a total of 155 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.00%. The Maple Leafs have accumulated 155 goals at even strength and 31 goals (19th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 148 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have tallied 186 goals, 77 points, in addition to a points percentage of .688.
For the opposition you are going to see Frederik Andersen protecting the goal. He has recorded 10,774 stops out of the 11,771 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .915. Andersen has accrued a lifetime record of 226-100-48 and has played in 393 games. He got the starting nod in 381 games and has played 22,598 mins. Andersen's rate of quality starts is 57.0% and he has accumulated 217 quality starts in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has conceded 997 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal
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