New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 5/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-16-3) will take on the New York Islanders (32-17-7) on Monday.
The Islanders will look for better times on the ice after their 5-4 defeat to the Penguins in their last game. The Islanders played really well in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 30 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. New York accumulated 20 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Islanders came in at 48 and the Corsi against was 46 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick rate of 51.5%. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 48.5% and their PDO rating was 94.9 in this game.
The Islanders have had 1,590 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .921. When at even strength, the Islanders have allowed 103 goals while notching 125 on the offensive side of the ice. New York Islanders opponents have amassed 135 power play opportunities (30th in the league) and have tallied 22 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 71 points and their points percentage sits at .634. New York has taken 1,623 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. Concerning scoring goals, the New York Islanders have racked up 152 goals (21st in hockey) this year and have allowed 125. New York has tallied 144 power play chances and they have scored 27 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 18.75%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov has participated in 529 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 251-194-60 and he has started in 505 games. Opponents have notched 1,327 goals versus Varlamov in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.63. Varlamov has seen 15,859 shots against him and he has 14,532 total saves. His save percentage sits at .916 in his 30,305 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Varlamov has 286 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
When they took the ice last, Pittsburgh faced the Islanders in a game where the Penguins took home the victory by a final of 5-4. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and notched 1 out of those tries. The Penguins earned 5 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and their oZS percentage was 51.7%. Pittsburgh wrapped up this game with a 48.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Pittsburgh had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 48.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 32 and the Islanders finishing with a 34 Fenwick.
On the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 193 goals, 77 points, and a points percentage of .688. They have allowed 155 goals to be scored by of a combination of 120 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have racked up 157 goals at even strength and 36 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 152 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.68%. Pittsburgh has put up 1,684 shots (12th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.46%, while allowing the opposition 1,679 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 77.42% on the other teams 155 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Tristan Jarry in net. His opponents are averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has relinquished 251 goals altogether. Jarry's rate of quality starts comes in at 61.1% and he has earned 58 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 95 contests and has racked up 5,654 minutes. Jarry has compiled a lifetime mark of 59-29-7 and has played in 101 contests. He has recorded 2,608 saves out of the 2,859 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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