New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-111) Flames (-132)
Alexandar Georgiev and the New York Rangers are headed to Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames. The Flames open this matchup at -132 while the Rangers are coming in at -111. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Rangers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 defeat to the Canucks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 25 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 41 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 37.9%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 27.3% and they had a PDO of 87.0 for this matchup. New York accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Rangers had a below average offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick was 19 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 38.0%. They had 15 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 10 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 5 chances on the power play and were able to net 2 goals. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 25 shots they put on goal.
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The Rangers have had 319 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .931. While playing at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 17 goals while notching 17 of their own. New York Rangers opponents have earned 36 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have scored 5 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 14 points and their points % is .700. New York has taken 269 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.9%. When discussing scoring goals, the New York Rangers have racked up 24 goals (25th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 22. New York is sitting with 36 power play opportunities and they have added 7 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 19.44%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Over the course of his time in hockey, Georgiev has earned 47 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .516. His save percentage sits at .911 for his 5,375 mins guarding the cage. Georgiev has seen 2,971 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,706 total saves. The opposition has scored 265 goals against Georgiev in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.96. He has a record of 44-39-9 and he has started in 91 games. Georgiev has been involved in 98 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Calgary faced the Stars in a matchup where the Flames ended up losing by a score of 4-3. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and their oZS percentage was 52.6%. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate was 52.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 34 and the Stars having notched a 31 Fenwick at even strength. The Flames tallied 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Calgary earned a 56.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary had and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
On the season, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 34 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .750. They have granted a total of 22 goals to be scored by way of 17 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have earned 25 goals at even strength and 9 goals (5th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 35 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 25.71%. Calgary has tried 356 shots (3rd in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.55%, while allowing the opposition 292 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 83.87% on their opponents 31 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.5%.
Across the ice you are going to see Jacob Markstrom between the pipes. He has recorded 8,607 saves out of the 9,453 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .911. Markstrom has accrued a career mark of 136-138-37 and has been in goal for 323 games. He has been a starter 307 contests and has played 18,403 minutes. Markstrom's quality start rate sits at 52.1% and he has qualified for 160 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.76 goals per contest and he has yielded 846 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-111)
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