San Jose Sharks vs New York Islanders Prediction, 12/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (-106) Islanders (-114)
James Reimer and the San Jose Sharks (12-9-1) are headed to UBS Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (5-10-2). The Islanders open this matchup at -114 while the Sharks are priced at -106. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Sharks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-2 win against the Devils the last time they stepped on the ice. Their offensive zone starts came in at 33.3% and they had a PDO of 109.9 for this one. They accounted for 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against was 47, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.3%. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 48 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 62 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.6%. San Jose recorded 6 penalty mins in this game. Moreover, they had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. The Sharks had a good offensive performance in the victory. For the game, they netted 5 of the 31 shots they tried.
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The Sharks have had 666 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .911. When at even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 52 goals while scoring 49 as an offensive unit. San Jose Sharks opponents have 59 power play tries (23rd in the league) and have come away with 7 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 25 points and their points percentage is .568. San Jose has taken 624 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.6%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 60 goals (19th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 59. San Jose has accumulated 60 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 18.33%.
The player between the pipes for this game is James Reimer. Over the course of his career, Reimer has earned 187 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .515. He has a save percentage of .914 during his 21,695 mins on the ice. Reimer has seen 11,596 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 10,597 total saves. Opponents have tallied 999 goals against Reimer in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.76. He has compiled a record of 181-135-44 and he has started in 363 games. Reimer has taken the ice for 399 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last game, New York faced the Penguins in a matchup where the Islanders ended up taking the loss by a tally of 1-0. New York went home with a 39.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 38.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 27 and the Penguins ending the game with a 44 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 97 and their oZS percentage was 55.1%. The Islanders had 0 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this game but were not able to net one.
New York has tried 495 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 6.46%, while allowing their opponents 554 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 82.00% on their opponents 50 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.8%. They have earned 49 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 10.20%. The Islanders have accumulated 27 goals at even strength and 5 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 51 goals to be scored by way of 42 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the New York Islanders are sitting with 32 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .353.
Across the ice you are going to see Ilya Sorokin patrolling the crease. He has racked up 902 saves out of 978 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .922. Sorokin has amassed a lifetime mark of 18-12-5 and has participated in 35 games. He has made the start in 34 games and his ice time sits at 2,015 minutes. Sorokin's rate of quality starts sits at 64.7% and he has qualified for 22 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.26 goals/game and he has yielded 76 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-114)
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