Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 5/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-105) Islanders (-115)
Barclays Center is the site where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (32-17-7) will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-16-3) on Thursday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The line on this game has the Penguins coming in at -105 and the Islanders are at -115. The total opens at 5.
The Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Islanders in Game 2. The Penguins didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 45 shots they attempted. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. Pittsburgh had 8 minutes in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Penguins was 67 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 58.3%. Their Fenwick was 51 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.8%. They had 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 55.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.8 for this one.
The Penguins have had 1,679 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .908. At even strength, the Penguins have allowed 120 goals while earning 157 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 155 power play tries (20th in hockey) and have earned 35 goals in those chances. For the year, they have recorded 77 points and their points percentage sits at .688. Pittsburgh has taken 1,684 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.5%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 193 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 155. Pittsburgh skates onto the rink with 152 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 23.68%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Tristan Jarry. For his professional hockey career, Jarry has earned 58 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .611. His save percentage is at .912 during his 5,654 minutes between the pipes. Jarry has seen 2,859 shots against him and he has 2,608 saves. Opponents have tallied 251 goals versus Jarry in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.66. He has compiled a mark of 59-29-7 and he started in 95 games. Jarry has been in goal for 101 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their Game 2 loss, New York had a 41.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate was 45.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Penguins having notched a 51 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 98 and their oZS percentage was 44.6%. The Islanders converted 1 goal of the 38 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
New York has taken 1,623 shots (21st in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.37%, while allowing the other team 1,590 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.70% on their opponents 135 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 92.1%. They have earned 144 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.75%. The Islanders are sitting with 125 goals at even strength and 27 goals (24th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 125 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the New York Islanders have a total of 152 goals, 71 points, in addition to a points percentage of .634.
Across the rink you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov patrolling the crease. He is sitting with 14,532 stops out of the 15,859 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .916. Varlamov has compiled a lifetime mark of 251-194-60 and has participated in 529 contests. He has started in 505 contests and has accumulated 30,305 mins. Varlamov's quality start rate sits at 56.6% and he has 286 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has yielded 1,327 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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