New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-161) Canadiens (+110)
Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens host the New York Islanders at Bell Centre on Thursday. The Canadiens open this contest at +110 while the Islanders are coming in at -161. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Islanders will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss against the Predators in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 40 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 43 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 48.2%. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 57.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 88.2 for this one. New York accumulated 12 penalty minutes in this game. The Islanders didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They recorded 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and scored 2 goals. For the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 36 shots they put on net.
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The Islanders have had 233 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .927. When at even strength, the Islanders have given up 14 goals while having 13 themselves. New York Islanders opponents have amassed 20 power play tries (30th in professional hockey) and have racked up 3 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have scored 8 points and their points % is .571. New York has tried 209 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.1%. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have tallied 17 goals (29th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 17. New York is sitting with 20 power play opportunities and they have tallied 4 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 20.00%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has taken the ice for 29 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned a mark of 16-8-5 and he was named the starter in 28 games. Opponents have scored 62 goals against Sorokin in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.19. Sorokin has had 795 shot attempts against him and he has 733 total saves. His save percentage sits at .922 during his 1,697 minutes in the crease. During his career on the ice, Sorokin has accumulated 19 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .679.
In their last contest, Montreal played the Red Wings in a matchup where the Canadiens took home the win by a final of 3-0. Their PDO was 108 and their oZS percentage was 45.7%. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 64.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 47 and the Red Wings finishing with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens notched 3 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they tried. Montreal went home with a 60.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal played and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
The Canadiens have scored 18 goals at even strength and 4 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has put up 311 shots (7th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.07%, while allowing the other team 332 shots. This season, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 22 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .273. They have a tally of 37 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 10.81%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 66.67% on their opponents 42 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.8%. They have allowed 34 goals to be scored by of a combination of 20 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Allen protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has conceded 771 goals altogether. Allen's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.7% and he has 165 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 307 contests and his ice time sits at 18,344 minutes. Allen holds a lifetime record of 162-112-31 and has played in 327 games. He has compiled 7,995 saves out of the 8,766 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .912.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (+110) and under 5.5 goals
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