Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 6/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-135) Golden Knights (+115)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) will play the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The Canadiens open this contest at -135 while the Golden Knights are coming in at +115. The total has been set at 5.
The Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 2-1 defeat to the Golden Knights in Game 4. The Canadiens had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the game, they converted 1 of the 28 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. Montreal tallied 4 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 52 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 49.5%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 51.4%. They compiled 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to win the face-off. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 55.6% and their PDO rating was 93.3 in this one.
Concerning scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 158 goals (17th in the NHL) this season and have given up 165. For the current season, they have recorded 59 points and their points % is .527. Montreal has tallied 151 power play chances and they have scored 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 19.21%. At even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 128 goals while getting 129 as an offensive unit. Montreal has tried 1,746 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .896. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 172 power play opportunities (8th in professional hockey) and have come away with 37 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Carey Price. Opponents have been able to score 1,737 goals against Price in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Price has participated in 707 games during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 in his 41,707 minutes in the crease. He has earned an overall mark of Career and was named the starter in 695 games. For his professional hockey career, Price has tallied 399 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .574. Price has seen 20,911 shots taken against him and he has 19,174 saves.
In their Game 4 win, Vegas had 1 power play opportunity in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Golden Knights recorded 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 107 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 44.4%. Vegas wound up with a 50.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 48.6% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Canadiens having accrued a 36 Fenwick.
For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 190 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .732. They have allowed 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights are sitting with 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (18th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 174 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.82%. Vegas has taken 1,829 shots (4th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the other team 1,527 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 86.81% on the other teams 144 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 92.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. Fleury is the owner of a career record of Career and has played in 883 games. Fleury's percentage of quality starts comes in at 55.4% and he has qualified for 403 quality starts in his career. He has gathered 22,827 stops out of 24,996 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has allowed 2,169 goals overall. He has started in 727 games and his ice time sits at 51,104 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (-135)
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