Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 6/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+102) Jets (-112)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) go to Bell MTS Place on Wednesday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3) in Game 1 of their series. The Canadiens open this contest at +102 while the Jets are coming in at -112. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 win against the Maple Leafs to close out their series in 7 games. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 36.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.4 in this one. They accumulated 24 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.7%. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 39 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 45.9%. Montreal earned 2 minutes in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 1 power play try and netted 1 goal. The Canadiens had a middle of the road offensive output in the victory. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 of the 23 shots they looked to score on.
The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have given up 128 goals while earning 129 of their own. Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 172 power play opportunities (7th in the league) and have scored 37 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 59 points and their points percentage comes in at .527. Montreal has attempted 1,746 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 158 goals (17th in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 165. Montreal skates onto the rink with 151 power play chances and they have added 29 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 19.21%.
The man in goal for this game is Carey Price. Price has played in 707 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a mark of 360-257-79 and he was named the starter in 695 games. Opponents have notched 1,737 goals versus Price in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Price has had 20,911 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 19,174 total saves. His save percentage is at .917 in his 41,707 mins on the ice. In his career, Price has accrued 399 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .574.
Their last time out, Winnipeg squared up with the Oilers in an outing where the Jets ended up with the victory by a score of 4-3 to sweep Edmonton. Winnipeg wrapped up this game with a 44.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg had and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 51 and the Oilers having accrued a 53 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 101 and their percentage of oZS was 40.4%. The Jets recorded 4 goals of the 43 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play attempts in this one and tallied 1 out of those chances.
Winnipeg has taken 1,661 shots (17th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.23%, while allowing their opponents 1,713 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.54% on the other teams 149 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%. They have earned 161 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.98%. The Jets are sitting with 133 goals at even strength and 37 goals (8th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 152 goals to be scored by of a combination of 123 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets have notched a total of 170 goals, 63 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563.
Across the rink you are expected to see Connor Hellebuyck patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has surrendered 789 goals overall. Hellebuyck's quality start rate comes out to 54.6% and he has made 167 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 306 games and has played for a total of 18,009 minutes. Hellebuyck holds a career record of 172-102-25 and has played in 315 games. He is sitting with 8,696 saves out of 9,485 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+102)
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