New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 5/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+140) Bruins (-155)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (33-16-7) play the New York Islanders (32-17-7) at TD Garden on Saturday. The Bruins open this matchup at -155 while the Islanders are priced at +140. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win over the Penguins in their previous contest. Their offensive zone starts came in at 44.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 117.7 for this matchup. They earned 31 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 51, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 37.8%. The Corsi for the Islanders was 41 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 73 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 36.0%. New York recorded 4 penalty mins in this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries but didn't get a goal. The Islanders played really well in this win. For the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 24 shots they looked to score on.
New York Islanders opponents have recorded 135 power play opportunities (30th in professional hockey) and have racked up 22 goals in those chances. The Islanders have had 1,590 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .921. New York has tried 1,623 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. When playing at even strength, the Islanders have allowed 103 goals while getting 125 of their own. New York skates onto the rink with 144 power play chances and they have added 27 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 18.75%. For the year, they have earned 71 points and their points percentage is .634. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the New York Islanders have accounted for 152 goals (21st in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 125.
The man protecting the net in this game is Ilya Sorokin. Throughout his time in hockey, Sorokin has compiled 15 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .714. His save percentage sits at .918 during his 1,272 mins between the pipes. Sorokin has had 563 shots against him and has garnered 517 saves. Opponents have racked up 46 goals against Sorokin in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.17. He has earned a win-loss record of 13-6-3 and he has gotten the start in 21 games. Sorokin has been in net for 22 games over the course of his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Boston played the Capitals in a matchup where the Bruins ended up with the win by a score of 3-1. Boston had a 40.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Boston had and you might say they have had worse games. Their Fenwick percentage was 38.9% by amassing a Fenwick of 28 and the Capitals finishing with a 44 Fenwick. Their PDO was 119 and their percentage of oZS was 27.2%. The Bruins recorded 3 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
Boston has tried 1,866 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.79%, while allowing the other team 1,516 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.96% on their opponents 178 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%. They have earned 160 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 21.88%. The Bruins have 129 goals at even strength and 35 goals (14th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 109 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 164 goals, 73 points, in addition to a points percentage of .652.
Across the rink you are expected to see Tuukka Rask protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.27 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,216 goals in total. Rask's quality start rate is 61.0% and he has earned 329 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 539 contests and has been on the ice for 32,206 minutes. Rask has amassed a career mark of 306-163-66 and has been in goal for 560 games. He has racked up 14,269 saves out of 15,485 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .921.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-155)
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