New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New York Islanders
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-107) Islanders (-114)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (11-4-3) go to UBS Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (5-8-2). The odds on this matchup have the Rangers coming in at -107 and the Islanders are at -114. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Rangers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-4 victory against the Sabres in their previous contest. The Rangers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. For the outing, they finished 5 out of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 power play chance and notched 1 goal. New York compiled 2 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers came in at 59 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 35 which means they had a Corsi rate of 62.8%. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 62.0%. They amassed 18 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 62.5% and their PDO rating was 95.6 in this one.
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The Rangers have had 588 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. At even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 39 goals while earning 39 of their own. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 53 power play tries (17th in the NHL) and have a total of 12 goals in those chances. For the year, they have tallied 25 points and their points percentage is sitting at .694. New York has attempted 514 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. When discussing their scoring, the New York Rangers have accumulated 50 goals (19th in the league) on the season and have allowed 51. New York is sitting with 52 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.15%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has been in goal for 61 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 35-19-5 and he has gotten the start in 56 games. Opponents have tallied 143 goals against Shesterkin in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.53. Shesterkin has had 1,858 shots taken against him and he has 1,715 saves. His save percentage currently is .923 during his 3,389 minutes in the crease. In his career, Shesterkin has accumulated 38 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .679.
The last time they were on the ice, New York faced off against the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Islanders took a loss by a final of 3-0. New York went home with a 44.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.3% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 41 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 94 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.2%. The Islanders tallied 0 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this game but were not able to net one.
So far this season, the New York Islanders have tallied 31 goals, 12 points, and a points percentage of .400. They have allowed 46 goals to be scored by way of 38 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. The Islanders have racked up 26 goals at even strength and 5 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 41 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 12.20%. New York has taken 449 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 6.90%, while allowing the opposition 503 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.40% on their opponents 43 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%.
Across the ice you are going to see Semyon Varlamov patrolling the crease. Varlamov is sitting with a lifetime record of 251-197-60 and has participated in 533 contests. Varlamov's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.5% and he has earned 287 quality starts in his pro career. He has gathered 14,633 stops out of 15,972 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has yielded 1,339 goals altogether. He has made the start in 508 contests and his ice time sits at 30,522 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (-107)
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