New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 11/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-132) Blue Jackets (+100)
Nationwide Arena is the site where Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-3-0) will take on the New York Rangers (7-3-3) on Saturday. The Rangers open this contest at -132 while the Blue Jackets are priced at +100. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Rangers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 victory against the Panthers in their last outing. The Rangers played really well in this victory. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 18 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. New York compiled 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Rangers came in at 27 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 85 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 24.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 21 and the Fenwick against finished at 66, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 24.1%. They recorded 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 42.5% and they had a PDO of 111.0 in this game.
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New York Rangers opponents have tallied 43 power play opportunities (11th in hockey) and have scored 8 goals in those chances. The Rangers have had 440 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .916. New York has tried 334 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.9%. When at even strength, the Rangers have given up 29 goals while notching 24 on offense. New York has tallied 43 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 20.93%. For the season, they have racked up 17 points and their points percentage is sitting at .654. Regarding scoring goals, the New York Rangers have earned 33 goals (23rd in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 37.
The player between the pipes for this game is Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has played in 57 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 32-18-5 and he was named the starter in 53 games. The opposition has racked up 136 goals versus Shesterkin in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.55. Shesterkin has seen 1,757 shots against him and he has 1,621 total saves. His save percentage sits at .923 in his 3,198 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Shesterkin has recorded 36 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .679.
Their last time out, Columbus went up against the Avalanche in an outing where the Blue Jackets notched a win by a mark of 4-2. They had a PDO of 107 and their percentage of oZS was 36.4%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 45.8% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Avalanche having racked up a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Blue Jackets scored 4 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking. Columbus wrapped up this game with a 47.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus had and they put on a good performance in this one.
On the campaign, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 31 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .700. They have granted a total of 28 goals to be scored by way of 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blue Jackets have racked up 25 goals at even strength and 6 goals (26th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 28 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.43%. Columbus has tried 296 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.47%, while allowing the opposition 348 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.35% on their opponents 34 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.91 goals/game and he has surrendered 443 goals altogether. Korpisalo's quality start rate sits at 48.3% and he has accumulated 73 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 151 games and his ice time sits at 9,122 mins. Korpisalo has amassed a lifetime record of 71-58-21 and has participated in 164 contests. He has accrued 4,223 saves out of 4,666 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-132)
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