Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-162) Panthers (+135)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-1-1) head to BB&T Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (7-1-2). The Lightning open this game at -162 while the Panthers are coming in at +135. The total opens at 6.5.
The Lightning were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-1 victory against the Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Lightning had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. For the game, they converted 6 out of the 30 shots they tried. They also had 5 power play attempts and were able to notch 3 goals. Tampa Bay had 22 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Lightning was 37 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 52 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 41.6%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They tallied 18 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 45.8% and they had a PDO of 109.9 in this game.
The Lightning have had 306 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .935. When at even strength, the Lightning have allowed 14 goals while having 32 themselves. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 39 power play opportunities (19th in the NHL) and have a total of 6 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have accumulated 19 points and their points percentage sits at .864. Tampa Bay has taken 356 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.8%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 42 goals (7th in the NHL) on the campaign and have given up 20. Tampa Bay has tallied 40 power play chances and they have added 10 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 25.00%.
The player in the crease for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has participated in 270 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a record of 167-74-19 and he has started in 260 games. Opponents have notched 661 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.53. Vasilevskiy has seen 8,215 shot attempts against him and has gathered 7,554 saves. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 15,706 minutes played. During his career on the ice, Vasilevskiy has accounted for 148 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .569.
When they were on the ice last, Florida played the Red Wings in a game where the Panthers got the win by a tally of 2-1. Florida earned a 47.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.0% by amassing a Fenwick of 29 and the Red Wings having a 34 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 101 and their oZS percentage was 46.2%. The Panthers netted 2 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game and scored 1 on that opportunity.
Florida has put up 319 shots (27th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.72%, while allowing the other team 317 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.31% on their oppositions 29 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 9.7%. They have recorded 27 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 37.04%. The Panthers have racked up 21 goals at even strength and 10 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 31 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .800.
Across the rink you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in goal. Bobrovsky has accumulated a career mark of 282-172-44 and has played in 512 games. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.5% and he has made 282 quality starts in his NHL career. He has compiled 13,777 stops out of the 15,026 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .917. Teams are averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,249 goals overall. He was named a starter in 499 contests and has played for a total of 29,489 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (+135)
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