New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 6/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+155) Bruins (-172)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (33-16-7) play the New York Islanders (32-17-7) at TD Garden on Monday in Game 5 of their series. The Bruins open this game at -172 while the Islanders are coming in at +155. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Islanders will look for better times on the ice after their 2-1 defeat to the Bruins in Game 3. The Islanders had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 1 of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to score a goal. New York compiled 6 mins in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 45 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 59 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 43.3%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 40, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 45.9%. They totaled 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 opportunities to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 60.6% and their PDO was 98.1 for this matchup.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have accumulated 152 goals (21st in pro hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 125. For the current season, they have 71 points and their points percentage comes in at .634. New York has compiled 144 power play opportunities and they have tallied 27 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 18.75%. When playing at even strength, the Islanders let the opposition score 103 goals while notching 125 of their own. New York has tried 1,623 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Islanders have had 1,590 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .921. New York Islanders opponents have tallied 135 power play opportunities (30th in hockey) and have come away with 22 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has been involved in 22 contests during his hockey career. He has earned a record of Career and he started in 21 games. Opponents have tallied 46 goals against Sorokin in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.17. Sorokin has had 563 shots against him and has recorded 517 total saves. His save percentage is at .918 during his 1,272 mins between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Sorokin has recorded 15 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .714.
In their Game 3 win, Boston had 2 attempts on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Bruins recorded 2 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 102 and their percentage of oZS was 39.4%. Boston earned a 56.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Boston played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.1% by compiling a Fenwick of 40 and the Islanders having earned a 34 Fenwick.
Boston has taken 1,866 shots (3rd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.79%, while allowing the other team 1,516 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.96% on the other teams 178 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.2%. They have a total of 160 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 21.88%. The Bruins have 129 goals at even strength and 35 goals (14th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 109 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Boston Bruins have tallied 164 goals, 73 points, as well as a points percentage of .652.
Across the rink you are going to see Tuukka Rask patrolling the crease. Rask has a career record of Career and has participated in 560 games. Rask's rate of quality starts sits at 61.0% and he has made 329 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accounted for 14,269 stops out of the 15,485 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .921. His opponents are averaging 2.27 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,216 goals altogether. He has started in 539 games and his ice time sits at 32,206 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+155)
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