New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+149) Lightning (-185)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (32-17-7) go to Amalie Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) in Game 2 of their series. The Lightning open this contest at -185 while the Islanders are priced at +149. The total opens at 5.5.
The Islanders had a good night with a 2-1 win over the Lightning in Game 1. The Islanders offense left a lot to be desired in the victory. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 31 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to net one. New York compiled 8 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was sitting at 37 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 44 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 45.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. They had 19 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 15 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts were at 30.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.7 in this one.
The Islanders have had 1,590 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .921. At even strength, the Islanders have conceded 103 goals while earning 125 on offense. New York Islanders opponents have tallied 135 power play tries (30th in professional hockey) and have earned 22 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have earned 71 points and their points percentage comes in at .634. New York has attempted 1,623 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. Regarding their scoring, the New York Islanders have racked up 152 goals (21st in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 125. New York has accounted for 144 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 18.75%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov has played in 529 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed a record of Career and he started in 505 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,327 goals against Varlamov in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.63. Varlamov has seen 15,859 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 14,532 total saves. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 30,305 mins in the crease. In his career, Varlamov has 286 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
In their Game 1 loss, Tampa had a PDO at even strength of 92 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 69.9%. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest and notched 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.8% by compiling a Fenwick of 33 and the Islanders finishing with a 32 Fenwick. The Lightning converted 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. Tampa Bay earned a 54.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Tampa Bay played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing.
So far this year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 180 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .670. They have allowed 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 are sitting with 140 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 180 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.22%. Tampa Bay has tried 1,692 shots (9th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.64%, while allowing the other team 1,583 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.15% on their oppositions 183 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%.
Across the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. He has accounted for 8,435 stops out of the 9,171 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .920. Vasilevskiy has compiled a career mark of Career and has been in goal for 302 games. He got the starting nod in 292 games and has played for a total of 17,629 mins. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate is 56.2% and he has 164 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has relinquished 736 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+149)
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