Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 6/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-135) Golden Knights (+123)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) head to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) in Game 2 of their series. The Golden Knights open this game at +123 while the Canadiens are priced at -135. The total has been set at 5.
The Canadiens had a rough game after their 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 1. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 56.9% and their PDO rating was 84.0 for this one. They had a tally of 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 45.1%. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 47 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 48.0%. Montreal had 6 penalty minutes for this contest. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. The Canadiens had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 29 shots they launched.
In reference to their scoring, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 158 goals (17th in pro hockey) on the season and have allowed 165. For the current campaign, they have recorded 59 points and their points percentage is .527. Montreal has accounted for 151 power play opportunities and they have tallied 29 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 19.21%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed 128 goals while notching 129 themselves. Montreal has attempted 1,746 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 172 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have earned 37 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carey Price. Opponents have been able to score 1,737 goals versus Price in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Price has played in 707 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 41,707 mins guarding the cage. He has an overall mark of Career and he started in 695 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Price has compiled 399 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .574. Price has seen 20,911 shot attempts against him and has accrued 19,174 saves.
In their Game 1 win, Vegas had a PDO at even strength of 116 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 43.1%. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.9% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Canadiens having accrued a 32 Fenwick. The Golden Knights earned 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried. Vegas wound up with a 52.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and we'd say they played well overall.
Vegas has taken 1,829 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,527 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.81% on their opponents 144 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 92.0%. They have a total of 174 chances on the power play 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 the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by way of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 190 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732.
For the opposition you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 2,169 goals overall. Fleury's quality start rate is 55.4% and he has accumulated 403 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He was named a starter in 727 games and has racked up 51,104 mins. Fleury has amassed a career record of Career and has participated in 883 contests. He has a tally of 22,827 stops out of 24,996 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (-135)
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