Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 6/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-105) Hurricanes (-115)
Alex Nedeljkovic and the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) at PNC Arena on Tuesday in Game 2 of their series. The line on this game has the Lightning priced at -105 and the Hurricanes are at -115. The total is set at 5.5.
The Lightning were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 win against the Hurricanes in Game 1. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 57 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.7%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 53.9% and they had a PDO of 103.6 for this one. Tampa Bay garnered 6 mins in the box in this game. The Lightning had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 46.8%. They accounted for 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. In the outing, they converted 2 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
With respect to their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 180 goals (8th in hockey) for the year and have allowed 145. For the year, they have 75 points and their points percentage sits at .670. Tampa Bay comes into tonight with 179 power play opportunities and they have added 40 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.35%. When at even strength, the Lightning have allowed 116 goals while having 140 on the offensive side of the ice. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,692 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Lightning have had 1,583 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 183 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have racked up 29 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has played in 302 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 190-83-19 and he started in 292 games. The opposition has racked up 736 goals against Vasilevskiy in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.51. Vasilevskiy has seen 9,171 shot attempts against him and has amassed 8,435 saves. His save percentage is at .920 in his 17,629 minutes played. For his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy has accounted for 164 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .562.
In their Game 1 loss, Carolina had a 55.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Carolina had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Lightning having accrued a 36 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they earned an oZS percentage of 46.1%. The Hurricanes netted 1 goal of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
Carolina has taken 1,794 shots (5th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.75%, while allowing the opposition 1,581 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 85.23% on their oppositions 176 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%. They have a tally of 164 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.61%. The Hurricanes have racked up 133 goals at even strength and 42 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes are sitting with 175 goals, 80 points, as well as a points percentage of .714.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Alex Nedeljkovic defending the net. He has recorded 731 stops out of the 788 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .928. Nedeljkovic has amassed a career mark of 17-7-4 and has been in net for 29 contests. He got the starting nod in 27 games and has racked up 1,698 mins. Nedeljkovic's quality start percentage is 63.0% and he has qualified for 17 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.01 goals per contest and he has given up 57 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-105)
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