Seattle Kraken vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Amalie Arena is the venue where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-4-3) will play the Seattle Kraken (6-12-1) on Friday.
The Kraken were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 win against the Hurricanes in their previous contest. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 35.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.5 for this matchup. They tallied 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 34 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 40, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 42.0%. The Corsi for the Kraken was 35 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 59 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 37.2%. Seattle earned 13 penalty minutes for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Kraken could have played much better offensively in this win. For the outing, they converted 2 out of the 22 shots they put on net.
Seattle Kraken opponents have earned 42 power play opportunities (32nd in the league) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts. The Kraken have had 515 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .866. Seattle has tried 551 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 61 goals while getting 44 themselves. Seattle comes into tonight with 57 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 17.54%. For the season, they sit with 13 points and their points percentage comes in at .342. In relation to their scoring, the Seattle Kraken have notched 54 goals (18th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 69.
The player in the crease for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has been in net for 230 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 115-69-22 and he was named the starter in 202 games. The opposition has scored 502 goals versus Grubauer in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.39. Grubauer has had 6,155 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 5,653 saves. His save percentage is at .918 for his 12,608 mins on the ice. Over the course of his career, Grubauer has compiled 117 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .579.
The last time they were on the ice, Tampa Bay faced the Flyers in an outing where the Lightning notched a victory by a tally of 4-0. Their PDO at even strength was 112 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. They had 2 chances on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 59.6% by accumulating a Fenwick of 56 and the Flyers finishing with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. The Lightning tallied 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took. Tampa Bay wound up with a 57.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Tampa Bay played and they looked like the better team in this game.
For the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have 57 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .694. They have permitted 51 goals to be scored by way of 43 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning are sitting with 46 goals at even strength and 11 goals (15th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 55 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.00%. Tampa Bay has taken 537 shots (22nd in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.61%, while allowing their opponents 534 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 85.96% on the other teams 57 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the goal. Vasilevskiy has a career mark of 199-86-22 and has been in goal for 317 games. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts is 56.4% and he has 173 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 8,846 saves out of the 9,616 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .920. Opponents are averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has relinquished 770 goals altogether. He has started in 307 games and has been on the ice for 18,546 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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