Seattle Kraken vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 11/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
KeyBank Center is the venue where Dustin Tokarski and the Buffalo Sabres (8-10-3) will play the Seattle Kraken (7-13-1) on Monday.
The Kraken will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-0 defeat against the Lightning in their last game. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 38.7% and their PDO rating was 86.4 for this game. They compiled 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 19 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 37.3%. The Corsi for the Kraken sat at 29 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 48 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 37.7%. Seattle accrued 4 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't get a goal. The Kraken left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the matchup, they ended the night with no scores out of the 17 shots they put on goal.
Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have notched 58 goals (19th in the NHL) so far this year and have surrendered 73. For the season, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .357. Seattle is sitting with 61 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 18.03%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 65 goals while having 47 on the offensive side of the ice. Seattle has taken 595 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Kraken have had 575 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .873. Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 45 power play tries (32nd in the league) and have a total of 8 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Opponents have scored 505 goals versus Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.39. Grubauer has played in 231 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .918 in his 12,668 minutes on the ice. He has a mark of 115-70-22 and was named the starter in 203 games. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has accumulated 117 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .576. Grubauer has seen 6,181 shots against him and has recorded 5,676 saves.
In their last contest, Buffalo squared up with the Canadiens in a game where the Sabres notched a victory by a final of 4-1. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Sabres notched 4 goals of the 39 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and their percentage of oZS was 54.3%. Buffalo went home with a 58.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Buffalo had and they showed up in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 57.8% by earning a Fenwick of 48 and the Canadiens having earned a 35 Fenwick.
The Sabres have accumulated 48 goals at even strength and 11 goals (18th in the league) while on the power play. Buffalo has attempted 603 shots (18th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.78%, while allowing the opposition 705 shots. On the season, the Buffalo Sabres have tallied 59 goals, 19 points, as well as a points percentage of .452. They have earned 53 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.75%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.95% on their oppositions 57 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.1%. They have granted a total of 70 goals to be scored by way of 58 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Dustin Tokarski defending the net. He has recorded 1,489 saves out of 1,645 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .905. Tokarski is the owner of a lifetime mark of 16-24-9 and has participated in 59 contests. He has started in 48 games and has accumulated 3,070 minutes. Tokarski's quality start rate is 45.8% and he has accumulated 22 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 3.05 goals per game and he has yielded 156 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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