Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-125) Rangers (+113)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (11-12-3) play the Philadelphia Flyers (13-9-3) at Madison Square Garden on Monday. The Flyers open this contest at -125 while the Rangers are priced at +113. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-4 loss to the Capitals in their previous outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 70.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.7 for this game. They compiled 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.4%. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 59 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 61.5%. Philadelphia accumulated 6 minutes in the box in this contest. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. The Flyers had a good offensive performance in this loss. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 32 shots they launched.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have 78 power play tries (23rd in hockey) and have tallied 21 goals in those chances. The Flyers have had 753 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .892. Philadelphia has tried 699 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.7%. While at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 60 goals while scoring 65 on offense. Philadelphia has compiled 87 power play opportunities and they have tallied 17 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 19.54%. For the year, they have earned 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .580. Concerning scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have racked up 82 goals (15th in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 81.
The player between the pipes for this game is Carter Hart. During his career on the ice, Hart has compiled 45 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .529. His save percentage is .910 for his 4,922 mins guarding the cage. Hart has seen 2,527 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,300 saves. Opponents have racked up 227 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.77. He has accumulated an overall record of 46-32-7 and he was named the starter in 85 games. Hart has been involved in 90 games throughout his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, New York opposed the Bruins in a game where the Rangers ended up with the win by a score of 4-0. Their PDO at even strength was 119 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 62.0%. They had 5 chances on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 62.8% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Bruins having notched a 16 Fenwick at even strength. The Rangers scored 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they tried. New York wound up with a 60.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York played and we'd say they played well overall.
New York has taken 773 shots (20th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.18%, while allowing their opponents 746 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 87.06% on their oppositions 85 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have a total of 96 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 14.58%. The Rangers have 57 goals at even strength and 14 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 70 goals to be scored by way of 59 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the New York Rangers have earned 71 goals, 25 points, as well as a points percentage of .481.
For the opposition you will find Igor Shesterkin defending the net. He has a tally of 757 saves out of the 817 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .927. Shesterkin has accrued a career mark of 16-9-1 and has played in 27 games. He got the starting nod in 25 games and has played for a total of 1,496 mins. Shesterkin's quality start rate sits at 68.0% and he has 17 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.41 goals/game and he has yielded 60 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+113)
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