New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 5/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (31-17-6) are headed to TD Garden on Monday where they'll meet the Boston Bruins (32-14-7).
The Islanders had a rough game after their 2-1 defeat to the Devils in the last game they played. The Islanders didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. New York accumulated 4 mins in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was sitting at 56 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 54.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 27, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 55.7%. They accumulated 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 51.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.0 in this game.
New York Islanders opponents have tallied 129 power play tries (31st in hockey) and have tallied 21 goals in those attempts. The Islanders have had 1,528 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .921. New York has taken 1,578 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. While at even strength, the Islanders let the opposition score 100 goals while notching 120 themselves. New York comes into tonight with 140 power play chances and they have tallied 25 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 17.86%. For the current campaign, they sit with 68 points and their points percentage comes in at .630. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have earned 145 goals (19th in pro hockey) for the season and have allowed 121.
The man in net for this game is Semyon Varlamov. Opponents have racked up 1,325 goals against Varlamov in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Varlamov has been involved in 528 matchups over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .916 in his 30,265 mins guarding the cage. He has a mark of 251-194-60 and he has started in 504 games. For his professional hockey career, Varlamov has earned 285 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .565. Varlamov has had 15,832 shots against him and has recorded 14,507 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Boston went up against the Rangers in a game where the Bruins earned a victory by a final of 4-0. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Bruins tallied 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 110 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. Boston earned a 67.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 69.4% by earning a Fenwick of 43 and the Rangers having racked up a 19 Fenwick at even strength.
Boston has taken 1,764 shots (3rd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.84%, while allowing the other team 1,443 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.29% on their opponents 175 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.3%. They have earned 152 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 21.71%. The Bruins are sitting with 123 goals at even strength and 33 goals (13th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 125 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 156 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .670.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Tuukka Rask in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.26 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,209 goals altogether. Rask's percentage of quality starts is 61.1% and he has accumulated 328 quality starts in his professional career. He has been a starter 537 games and his ice time sits at 32,085 mins. Rask has earned a career mark of 305-162-66 and has participated in 558 games. He is sitting with 14,235 saves out of 15,444 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .922.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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