Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 5/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (35-14-5) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-14-3) at BB&T Center on Monday.
The Lightning came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-2 victory against the Stars their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were at 48.0% and they had a PDO of 119.9 for this matchup. They accrued 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 52.7%. The Corsi for the Lightning was 40 and the Corsi against was at 33 which means they had a Corsi rate of 54.8%. Tampa Bay amassed 8 mins in the box in this contest. They also had 4 chances on the power play and notched 1 goal. The Lightning had a solid offensive output in the victory. For the game, they earned a goal on 6 of the 20 shots they tried.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have earned 171 power play tries (3rd in the NHL) and have scored 28 goals in those chances. The Lightning have had 1,487 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .912. Tampa Bay has tried 1,606 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.0%. When at even strength, the Lightning have surrendered 103 goals while having 138 on the offensive side of the ice. Tampa Bay is sitting with 165 power play chances and they have scored 39 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 23.64%. For the season, they have racked up 75 points and their points % is .708. In terms of their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 177 goals (6th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 131.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Andrei Vasilevskiy. For his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy has 164 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .566. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 17,509 mins guarding the cage. Vasilevskiy has had 9,106 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,379 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 727 goals against Vasilevskiy in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. He has earned a mark of 190-81-19 and he started in 290 games. Vasilevskiy has been involved in 300 games during his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Florida played the Stars in a game where the Panthers notched a win by a tally of 5-4. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and tallied 1 out of those chances. The Panthers scored 5 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and their percentage of oZS was 41.4%. Florida wound up with a 53.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate was 60.3% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Stars finishing with a 29 Fenwick.
The Panthers have earned 141 goals at even strength and 38 goals (5th in hockey) while on the power play. Florida has attempted 1,889 shots (1st in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.48%, while allowing the other team 1,623 shots. Over the course of the season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 179 goals, 75 points, in addition to a points percentage of .694. They have earned 179 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 21.23%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.48% on their oppositions 158 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have granted a total of 150 goals to be scored by of a combination of 116 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky patrolling the crease. He has racked up 14,454 stops out of 15,774 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .916. Bobrovsky is the owner of a lifetime mark of 296-180-45 and has participated in 537 games. He has made the start in 523 contests and has played for a total of 30,933 minutes. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts is 56.4% and he has made 295 quality starts in his career. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,320 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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