New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-130) Lightning (+118)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) host the New York Islanders (32-17-7) at Amalie Arena on Friday in Game 7 of their series. The Islanders open this game at -130 while the Lightning are priced at +118. The O/U is set at 5.
The Islanders were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 OT win over the Lightning in Game 6. The Islanders had a middle of the road offensive performance in this victory. For the game, they finished 3 of the 28 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. New York accrued 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Islanders came in at 51 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.4%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 55.6%. They earned 26 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 16 opportunities to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 51.3% and they had a PDO of 101.5 for this game.
With respect to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have notched 152 goals (21st in the National Hockey League) this year and have surrendered 125. For the current campaign, they have racked up 71 points and their points percentage comes in at .634. New York has accumulated 144 power play opportunities and they have tallied 27 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 18.75%. While at even strength, the Islanders let the opposition score 103 goals while scoring 125 on offense. New York has tried 1,623 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Islanders have had 1,590 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .921. New York Islanders opponents have totaled 135 power play tries (30th in the league) and have tallied 22 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov has been involved in 529 contests during his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of Career and he has gotten the start in 505 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,327 goals versus Varlamov in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Varlamov has seen 15,859 shot attempts taken against him and he has 14,532 saves. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 30,305 minutes between the pipes. For his career, Varlamov has accrued 286 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
In their Game 6 loss, Tampa had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Lightning netted 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 99 and their oZS percentage was 48.8%. Tampa Bay wrapped up this game with a 44.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Tampa Bay played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 28 and the Islanders having notched a 35 Fenwick.
Tampa Bay has tried 1,692 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.64%, while allowing the opposition 1,583 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.15% on their oppositions 183 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have recorded 180 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.22%. The Lightning have earned 140 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 145 goals to be scored by way of 116 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 180 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .670.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has given up 736 goals altogether. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.2% and he has qualified for 164 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 292 games and has racked up 17,629 mins. Vasilevskiy has a career mark of Career and has played in 302 games. He has a tally of 8,435 stops out of 9,171 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-130)
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