New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 10/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+109) Canadiens (-120)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers are headed to Bell Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers open this game at +109 while the Canadiens are priced at -120. The total has been set at 6.
The Rangers were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss against the Stars in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 58 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 41 which means they had a Corsi rate of 58.6%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 71.4% and they had a PDO of 98.2 for this matchup. New York garnered 10 mins in the box for this contest. The Rangers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 57.1%. They tallied 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to win the puck. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. For the outing, they converted 2 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
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New York Rangers opposition had 169 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and scored 30 goals in those chances. The Rangers had 1,664 shots taken against them and earned a save percentage of .907. New York attempted 1,607 shots and were the owners of a shot percentage of 11.0%. When at even strength, the Rangers gave up 125 goals while earning 139. New York tallied 179 power play chances and scored 37 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 20.67%. For the previous campaign, they recorded 60 points and their points percentage was .536. In relation to their scoring, the New York Rangers earned 176 goals (10th in pro hockey) for the previous season and gave up 155.
The man protecting the net in this game is Igor Shesterkin. For his career, Shesterkin has earned 29 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .659. His save percentage currently is at .920 for his 2,653 mins between the pipes. Shesterkin has had 1,437 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 1,322 total saves. Opponents have racked up 115 goals against Shesterkin in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.60. He has amassed a record of 26-16-4 and he was named the starter in 44 games. Shesterkin has been involved in 48 contests during his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Montreal went up against the Sabres in a game where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5-1. Their PDO was 96 and their oZS percentage was 56.7%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 43.3% by tallying a Fenwick of 26 and the Sabres finishing with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens scored 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. Montreal wound up with a 47.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal had and it could be said that this team has had better games.
The Canadiens tallied 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has tried 1,746 shots (7th in pro hockey) and earned a shooting percentage of 9.05%, while allowing the opposition 1,579 shots. On the year, the Montreal Canadiens finished the season with 158 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .527. They earned 151 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.21%. They earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.49% on their opponent's 172 power play opportunities, and their save percentage came in at 89.6%. They permitted 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 128 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Jake Allen in the crease. He has recorded 7,778 saves out of the 8,528 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Allen has accrued a lifetime mark of 159-107-31 and has participated in 319 games. He has started in 299 games and his ice time sits at 17,868 mins. Allen's quality start percentage sits at 53.8% and he has qualified for 161 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has yielded 750 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (-120) and under 6 goals
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