New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+155) Lightning (-175)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (32-17-7) go to Amalie Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3). The odds on this game have the Islanders priced at +155 and the Lightning are at -175. The total is set at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 win over the Bruins in their last contest. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 52 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 53 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 48.1% and their PDO was 120.7 in this game. New York accrued 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Islanders had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They amassed 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 1 power play try but didn't get a goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 6 of the 29 shots they tried.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have earned 152 goals (21st in the league) on the season and have allowed 125. For the current season, they have recorded 71 points and their points percentage comes in at .634. New York steps onto the ice with 144 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 18.75%. At even strength, the Islanders have allowed the opponent to score 103 goals while earning 125 of their own. New York has taken 1,623 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Islanders have had 1,590 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .921. New York Islanders opponents have earned 135 power play opportunities (30th in the league) and have racked up 22 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov has been in goal for 529 contests during his pro hockey career. He has a record of Career and he has gotten the start in 505 games. The opposition has racked up 1,327 goals versus Varlamov in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.63. Varlamov has had 15,859 shot attempts against him and has garnered 14,532 total saves. His save percentage is at .916 during his 30,305 mins in the crease. For his career, Varlamov has 286 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay went up against the Hurricanes in an outing where the Lightning got the victory by a final of 2-0. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and their percentage of oZS was 52.2%. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this game and tallied 1 out of those attempts. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.6% by accumulating a Fenwick of 36 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 38 Fenwick. The Lightning earned 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. Tampa Bay had a 46.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have 180 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .670. They have granted a total of 145 goals to be scored by of a combination of 116 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning have accumulated 140 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 180 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 22.22%. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,692 shots (9th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.64%, while allowing the opposition 1,583 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.15% on their oppositions 183 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Curtis McElhinney between the pipes. He has recorded 6,024 saves out of the 6,639 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .907. McElhinney has a career record of Career and has played in 249 games. He got the starting nod in 197 games and has been on the ice for 13,018 mins. McElhinney's quality start percentage comes out to 46.7% and he has made 92 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.83 goals/game and he has conceded 615 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+155)
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