Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 11/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (12-4-5) will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-4) on Monday.
The Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 1-0 win against the Islanders in their last outing. The Corsi for the Penguins was sitting at 61 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 40 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 60.4%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 45.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.4 for this one. Pittsburgh had 6 mins in the box in this outing. The Penguins left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this victory. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 62.0%. They had 16 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the puck. Moreover, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to net one. In the game, they finished 1 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have notched 61 goals (13th in pro hockey) on the season and have conceded 56. For the current season, they have accumulated 24 points and their points percentage comes in at .571. Pittsburgh comes into the game with 62 power play chances and they have scored 8 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 12.90%. At even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 51 goals while scoring 53 when they are on offense. Pittsburgh has taken 757 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.1%. The Penguins have had 650 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have amassed 55 power play opportunities (26th in pro hockey) and have earned 5 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. During his career on the ice, Jarry has 71 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .634. His save percentage currently is .916 for his 6,691 minutes guarding the cage. Jarry has had 3,376 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,092 saves. Opponents have notched 284 goals against Jarry in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.55. He has a record of 69-33-10 and was named the starter in 112 games. Jarry has been involved in 118 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Calgary played the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Flames earned a victory by a final score of 5-2. Their PDO at even strength was 104 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 62.1%. They had 1 power play attempt in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate came in at 65.4% with a Fenwick of 51 and the Blackhawks having racked up a 27 Fenwick at even strength. The Flames tallied 5 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. Calgary wrapped up this game with a 61.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary played and we'd say they played well overall.
So far this season, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 70 goals, 29 points, and a points percentage of .690. They have granted a total of 42 goals to be scored by of a combination of 34 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flames have scored 55 goals at even strength and 15 goals (6th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 61 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.59%. Calgary has tried 726 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.64%, while allowing the other team 615 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.24% on their opponents 68 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 93.2%.
Across the ice you will find Jacob Markstrom protecting the goal. He has accounted for 8,796 saves out of 9,653 shots tried, giving him a save % of .911. Markstrom has a career record of 140-140-38 and has played in 330 contests. He has started in 314 games and has racked up 18,822 minutes. Markstrom's quality start percentage comes out to 52.5% and he has made 165 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.73 goals per contest and he has relinquished 857 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary
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