Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 5/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (22-26-3) host the Ottawa Senators (21-27-5) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday.
The Senators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 victory over the Canadiens in their previous game. The Senators had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. In the matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 34 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Ottawa earned 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Senators was 47 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 59 which means they had a Corsi rate of 44.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, giving them a Fenwick rate of 45.3%. They garnered 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 32.1% and their PDO was 116.0 for this matchup.
The Senators have had 1,701 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. When playing at even strength, the Senators let the opposition score 144 goals while having 120 of their own. Ottawa Senators opponents have tallied 163 power play tries (9th in hockey) and have tallied 34 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have scored 47 points and their points percentage is sitting at .443. Ottawa has taken 1,592 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have earned 146 goals (18th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 178. Ottawa is sitting with 165 power play opportunities and they have tallied 26 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 15.76%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Marcus Hogberg. Hogberg has been involved in 42 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 9-17-9 and he has gotten the start in 35 games. The opposition has racked up 124 goals versus Hogberg in his career and his goals against average is 3.39. Hogberg has seen 1,171 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 1,047 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .894 in his 2,193 mins guarding the cage. For his career, Hogberg has accounted for 14 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .400.
In their last game, Calgary faced the Jets in an outing where the Flames took the loss by a score of 4-0. Their PDO was 87 and their oZS percentage was 44.0%. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 61.1% by accumulating a Fenwick of 33 and the Jets having racked up a 21 Fenwick. The Flames earned 0 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. Calgary wrapped up this game with a 59.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game.
The Flames are sitting with 101 goals at even strength and 30 goals (19th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Calgary has attempted 1,521 shots (24th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.61%, while allowing their opponents 1,452 shots. So far this season, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 131 goals, 47 points, as well as a points percentage of .461. They have earned 159 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.87%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.13% on the other teams 156 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 147 goals to be scored by of a combination of 116 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jacob Markstrom defending the net. Markstrom has compiled a lifetime mark of 128-137-34 and has participated in 311 contests. Markstrom's percentage of quality starts is 52.2% and he has 154 quality starts in his pro career. He has compiled 8,294 stops out of 9,116 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .910. His opponents are averaging 2.79 goals/game and he has conceded 822 goals in total. He has started in 295 games and has played for a total of 17,675 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary
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