Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-120) Jets (+100)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (11-6-1) play the Montreal Canadiens (9-5-4) at Bell MTS Place on Thursday. The Canadiens open this matchup at -120 while the Jets are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 6.
The Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-4 loss to the Senators in their last game. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 62 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 54 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.4%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 61.1% and their PDO was 103.8 in this game. Montreal earned 11 penalty mins in this outing. The Canadiens had a impressive offensive performance in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick against was 41, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 54.9%. They recorded 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to win the face-off. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. For the game, they scored on 4 out of the 36 shots they tried.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have amassed 72 power play tries (2nd in hockey) and have come away with 17 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 530 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Montreal has attempted 613 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.0%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed the opponent to score 33 goals while notching 51 themselves. Montreal is sitting with 55 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 18.18%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 22 points and their points percentage is .611. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 61 goals (6th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have conceded 50.
The player in the crease for this game is Carey Price. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Price has compiled 390 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .573. His save percentage is at .917 for his 40,898 mins between the pipes. Price has seen 20,561 shots against him and has amassed 18,856 total saves. Opponents have tallied 1,705 goals against Price in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.50. He has amassed an overall record of 353-253-77 and he has started in 681 games. Price has taken the ice for 693 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Winnipeg went up against the Canucks in a game where the Jets earned a victory by a score of 4-3. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Jets recorded 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 104 and they had an oZS percentage of 64.0%. Winnipeg had a 42.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 30 and the Canucks having notched a 38 Fenwick at even strength.
The Jets have accumulated 48 goals at even strength and 13 goals (15th in the league) while on the power play. Winnipeg has put up 540 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.30%, while allowing their opponents 579 shots. On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 61 goals, 23 points, as well as a points percentage of .639. They have earned 57 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 22.81%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.39% on their opponents 51 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.7%. They have allowed 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 38 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Connor Hellebuyck protecting the net. He is sitting with 7,874 stops out of 8,588 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .917. Hellebuyck has earned a career record of 156-90-23 and has participated in 284 contests. He was named a starter in 275 contests and has played for a total of 16,247 mins. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts is 54.2% and he has made 149 quality starts in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has relinquished 714 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (-120)
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