Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-102) Rangers (-112)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (24-12-2) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Rangers (17-15-5). The Rangers open this matchup at -112 while the Penguins are priced at -102. The total has been set at 6.
The Penguins will need a bounce back game after taking a 7-5 defeat against the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them were at 66.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.0 in this game. They accrued 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.3%. The Corsi for the Penguins came in at 37 and the Corsi against was at 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Pittsburgh recorded 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 3 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. The Penguins had a impressive offensive output in this defeat. In the outing, they finished 5 out of the 28 shots they attempted.
In relation to scoring goals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have notched 123 goals (7th in hockey) on the season and have given up 102. For the season, they sit with 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .658. Pittsburgh comes into tonight with 110 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 20.91%. At even strength, the Penguins have conceded 77 goals while scoring 100 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has attempted 1,114 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.0%. The Penguins have had 1,135 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have recorded 115 power play opportunities (14th in the league) and have come away with 25 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Tristan Jarry. Jarry has played in 87 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 49-28-6 and he has gotten the start in 82 games. Opponents have scored 217 goals versus Jarry in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.66. Jarry has had 2,491 shot attempts against him and has amassed 2,274 saves. His save percentage is .913 in his 4,891 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Jarry has earned 50 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .610.
Their last time out, New York played the Sabres in a game where the Rangers took the defeat by a final score of 3-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 97 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. They had 3 power play chances in this one and earned 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Sabres having earned a 37 Fenwick. The Rangers tallied 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took. New York earned a 44.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
New York has attempted 1,095 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.59%, while allowing the other team 1,055 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.09% on the other teams 114 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%. They have earned 134 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.91%. The Rangers have earned 92 goals at even strength and 24 goals (14th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 97 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the New York Rangers have tallied 116 goals, 39 points, in addition to a points percentage of .527.
Across the rink you are expected to see Igor Shesterkin patrolling the crease. He has gathered 911 stops out of 982 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .928. Shesterkin has compiled a lifetime record of 19-10-2 and has been in goal for 32 games. He was named a starter in 30 games and his ice time sits at 1,803 mins. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts sits at 73.3% and he has made 22 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.36 goals per game and he has yielded 71 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-102)
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