Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 12/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+138) Rangers (-167)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (13-4-3) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (8-8-4) on Wednesday. The Flyers open this game at +138 while the Rangers are priced at -167. The over/under opens at 6.
The Flyers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-2 loss to the Devils in their last outing. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 50 and the Corsi against was 61 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 50.2% and their PDO was 88.1 for this one. Philadelphia garnered 11 penalty mins in this game. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 42, giving them a Fenwick rate of 46.8%. They accumulated 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 25 shots they tried.
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The Flyers have had 697 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .915. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 49 goals while getting 41 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have amassed 65 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have scored 10 goals in those chances. For the year, they have racked up 20 points and their points percentage is .500. Philadelphia has taken 618 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.9%. When it comes to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 49 goals (28th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 59. Philadelphia is sitting with 61 power play opportunities and they have tallied 8 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 13.11%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Carter Hart. Hart has been involved in 114 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 54-42-12 and he has gotten the start in 108 games. Opponents have been able to score 300 goals versus Hart in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.85. Hart has had 3,237 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,937 saves. His save percentage is .907 during his 6,316 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Hart has accumulated 55 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .509.
In their last contest, New York faced off against the Bruins in a game where the Rangers took home the win by a final of 5-2. Their PDO at even strength was 111 and their percentage of oZS was 46.9%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.5% by accumulating a Fenwick of 30 and the Bruins finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Rangers notched 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. New York had a 37.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York played and they looked like the better team in this game.
The Rangers have tallied 47 goals at even strength and 12 goals (14th in hockey) while on the power play. New York has taken 566 shots (29th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.42%, while allowing their opponents 645 shots. On the year, the New York Rangers have accumulated 59 goals, 29 points, as well as a points percentage of .725. They have recorded 59 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.34%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.65% on their opponents 62 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.6%. They have allowed 54 goals to be scored by way of 42 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin protecting the goal. He has racked up 1,769 saves out of the 1,915 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .924. Shesterkin has a career mark of 37-19-5 and has been in net for 63 games. He has been a starter 58 games and has racked up 3,509 minutes. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts comes in at 69.0% and he has 40 quality starting assignments in his career. Teams are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has yielded 146 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-167)
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