Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+110) Capitals (-133)
Capital One Arena is the site where Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (9-5-3) will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (9-6-1) on Tuesday. The Capitals open this matchup at -133 while the Penguins are coming in at +110. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Penguins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory against the Islanders in their previous outing. The Penguins offense didn't overly impress in the victory. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 18 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 1 chance with the advantage and netted 1 goal. Pittsburgh earned 2 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Penguins was sitting at 39 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 41.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick against finished at 40, giving them a Fenwick rate of 36.5%. They tallied 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 31 opportunities to win the face-off. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 48.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.4 for this matchup.
When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 48 goals (16th in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 53. For the current season, they have racked up 19 points and their points % is .594. Pittsburgh has 47 power play chances and they have scored 7 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 14.89%. While at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 40 goals while getting 41 as an offensive unit. Pittsburgh has taken 468 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.3%. The Penguins have had 465 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .886. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 50 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have come away with 13 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. Over the course of his pro career, Jarry has recorded 40 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .588. His save percentage currently sits at .911 during his 4,087 mins on the ice. Jarry has seen 2,074 shots against him and has accrued 1,889 saves. Opponents have racked up 185 goals against Jarry in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.72. He has an overall record of 39-25-5 and he was named the starter in 68 games. Jarry has taken the ice for 73 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last outing, Washington faced the Devils in a matchup where the Capitals notched a victory by a mark of 4-3. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and earned 3 out of those tries. The Capitals scored 4 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 93 and their oZS percentage was 60.6%. Washington went home with a 52.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 55.1% by earning a Fenwick of 49 and the Devils having earned a 40 Fenwick.
Over the course of the season, the Washington Capitals have tallied 57 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .618. They have permitted 58 goals to be scored by way of 46 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Capitals have racked up 42 goals at even strength and 15 goals (7th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 45 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 33.33%. Washington has put up 502 shots (18th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.35%, while allowing their opponents 521 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.31% on their opponents 58 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.9%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Ilya Samsonov defending the goal. He has accrued 675 saves out of 742 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .910. Samsonov is sitting with a lifetime mark of 17-6-3 and has played in 28 contests. He has made the start in 24 contests and has played 1,536 minutes. Samsonov's rate of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has accumulated 13 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has surrendered 67 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-133)
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