Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 5/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the venue where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (32-17-7) will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-16-3) on Saturday.
The Penguins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-4 victory over the Islanders in the last game they played. The Penguins had a impressive offensive outing in this victory. In the matchup, they converted 5 of the 27 shots they launched. They also had 2 power play chances and scored 1 goal. Pittsburgh compiled 16 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Penguins came in at 46 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 48 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 48.9%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.5%. They accrued 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 51.7% and their PDO was 105.1 in this one.
Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 155 power play opportunities (20th in the league) and have tallied 35 goals in those attempts. The Penguins have had 1,679 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Pittsburgh has attempted 1,684 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.5%. While at even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 120 goals while notching 157 themselves. Pittsburgh is sitting with 152 power play opportunities and they have tallied 36 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 23.68%. For the current season, the have a total of 77 points and their points percentage comes in at .688. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 193 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 155.
The man protecting the net in this game is Tristan Jarry. In his professional hockey career, Jarry has 58 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .611. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 5,654 mins played. Jarry has had 2,859 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,608 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 251 goals against Jarry in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.66. He has earned an overall mark of 59-29-7 and he has started in 95 games. Jarry has been involved in 101 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, New York faced off against the Penguins in an outing where the Islanders took a loss by a final score of 5-4. New York wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Penguins earning a 32 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 95 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.5%. The Islanders tallied 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those chances.
New York has attempted 1,623 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.37%, while allowing the other team 1,590 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.70% on their oppositions 135 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 92.1%. They have a total of 144 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 18.75%. The Islanders have scored 125 goals at even strength and 27 goals (24th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 125 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the New York Islanders have notched a total of 152 goals, 71 points, in addition to a points percentage of .634.
Across the ice you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov defending the goal. He has gathered 14,532 stops out of the 15,859 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Varlamov holds a career mark of 251-194-60 and has played in 529 contests. He got the starting nod in 505 games and has played 30,305 mins. Varlamov's quality start rate sits at 56.6% and he has accumulated 286 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has conceded 1,327 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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