Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+130) Rangers (-150)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Alexandar Georgiev and the New York Rangers (23-17-6) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (20-18-7) on Friday. The Flyers open this game at +130 while the Rangers are coming in at -150. The total opens at 6.
The Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 1-0 loss to the Islanders in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Flyers was 52 and the Corsi against was 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 53.1%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 40.4% and their PDO was 95.8 for this one. Philadelphia compiled 2 penalty minutes in this game. The Flyers had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 16 opportunities to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't convert it into a score. In the matchup, they weren't able to score on any of the 30 shots they attempted.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 137 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have scored 36 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 1,315 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .880. Philadelphia has tried 1,340 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 122 goals while notching 99 of their own. Philadelphia is sitting with 140 power play opportunities and they have added 27 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 19.29%. For the year, they have tallied 47 points and their points percentage is .522. When talking about their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 126 goals (17th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 158.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Alex Lyon. Opponents have been able to score 42 goals against Lyon in his professional career and his goals against rate is 3.28. Lyon has participated in 18 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .891 during his 768 mins in the crease. He has amassed a win-loss record of 5-5-1 and he has gotten the start in 11 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Lyon has tallied 3 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .273. Lyon has had 386 shots taken against him and has amassed 344 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, New York faced the Islanders in an outing where the Rangers ended up taking the loss by a final of 6-1. New York had a 54.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a Fenwick percentage of 48.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Islanders ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 84 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.4%. The Rangers converted 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Rangers are sitting with 119 goals at even strength and 32 goals (9th in hockey) while on the power play. New York has tried 1,340 shots (17th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.27%, while allowing the other team 1,330 shots. On the season, the New York Rangers have notched a total of 151 goals, 52 points, in addition to a points percentage of .565. They have a total of 156 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.51%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.67% on their opponents 137 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have permitted 122 goals to be scored by way of 101 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Alexandar Georgiev protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.97 goals/game and he has allowed 251 goals in total. Georgiev's quality start percentage is 51.2% and he has 44 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 86 games and has been on the ice for 5,076 mins. Georgiev has compiled a lifetime record of 42-36-9 and has participated in 93 games. He has recorded 2,579 stops out of the 2,830 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-150)
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