New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 10/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+111) Hurricanes (-123)
Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (32-17-7) go to PNC Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8). The Islanders open this contest at +111 while the Hurricanes are priced at -123. The total opens at 5½.
The Islanders will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 1-0 loss to the Lightning in their previous outing. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 35.7% and they had a PDO of 100.0 for this game. They accumulated 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 39.7%. The Corsi for the Islanders was sitting at 44 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 46 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.9%. New York earned 2 penalty minutes for this game. Additionally, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to convert it into a goal. The Islanders could have played much better offensively in the loss. For the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 18 shots they launched.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders racked up 152 goals (21st in the league) in the previous season and conceded 125. For the year, they recorded 71 points and their points percentage finished at .634. New York compiled 144 power play opportunities and scored 27 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 18.75%. While at even strength, the Islanders conceded 103 goals while scoring 125. New York tried 1,623 shots and had a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Islanders had 1,590 shots attempted against them and held a save percentage of .921. New York Islanders opposition had 135 power play opportunities (30th in hockey) and earned 22 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has been involved in 22 matchups during his hockey career. He has a mark of 13-6-3 and he was named the starter in 21 games. Opponents have notched 46 goals versus Sorokin in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.17. Sorokin has seen 563 shots taken against him and has recorded 517 total saves. His save percentage is .918 for his 1,272 mins in the crease. In his career, Sorokin has earned 15 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .714.
In their last game, Carolina faced off against the Lightning in an outing where the Hurricanes ended up losing by a mark of 2-0. Carolina earned a 53.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.4% by notching a Fenwick of 38 and the Lightning having earned a 36 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 47.8%. The Hurricanes netted 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Hurricanes tallied 133 goals at even strength and 42 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Carolina took 1,794 shots (5th in the league) and accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.75%, while allowing their opponent 1,581 shots. For the year, the Carolina Hurricanes earned a total of 175 goals, 80 points, and a points percentage of .714. They earned 164 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 25.61%. They accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.23% on their opponent's 176 power play opportunities, and their save percentage came in at 91.5%. They allowed 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Frederik Andersen defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has yielded 997 goals in total. Andersen's percentage of quality starts is 57.0% and he has made 217 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 381 games and his ice time sits at 22,598 mins. Andersen has a career mark of 226-100-48 and has played in 393 games. He has racked up 10,774 stops out of the 11,771 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+111)
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