Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 5/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: NHL Network
BB&T Center is the venue where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (37-14-5) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) on Monday.
The Lightning had a rough game after their 6-5 defeat to the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Lightning had a good offensive outing and it showed in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 5 out of the 31 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play and scored 2 goals. Tampa Bay tallied 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Lightning came in at 43 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 62 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 41.0%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 49, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.7%. They accrued 35 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 30 attempts to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 36.7% and their PDO rating was 101.0 for this one.
Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 180 goals (8th in the NHL) on the season and have conceded 145. For the season, they have accumulated 75 points and their points percentage comes in at .670. Tampa Bay has accumulated 179 power play chances and they have tallied 40 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 22.35%. While playing at even strength, the Lightning have given up 116 goals while getting 140 when they are on offense. Tampa Bay has taken 1,692 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Lightning have had 1,583 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 183 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have notched 29 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has been in goal for 302 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 190-83-19 and was named the starter in 292 games. The opposition has racked up 736 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his career and his goals against rate is 2.51. Vasilevskiy has had 9,171 shots against him and has accrued 8,435 total saves. He has a save percentage of .920 in his 17,629 mins guarding the cage. In his career, Vasilevskiy has earned 164 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .562.
Their last time out, Florida played the Lightning in an outing where the Panthers earned a win by a score of 6-5. Their PDO was 99 and their oZS percentage was 63.1%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 2 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.3% by earning a Fenwick of 49 and the Lightning having a 35 Fenwick. The Panthers recorded 6 goals out of the 47 shots on goal they pursued. Florida had a 59.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida played and it was an excellent showing for this outing.
For the year, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 188 goals, 79 points, and a points percentage of .705. They have allowed 151 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have racked up 149 goals at even strength and 39 goals (5th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 190 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.53%. Florida has attempted 1,954 shots (1st in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.62%, while allowing their opponents 1,682 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.76% on the other teams 168 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. He has accrued 14,482 saves out of 15,803 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .916. Bobrovsky has amassed a lifetime mark of 297-180-45 and has played in 538 contests. He has been a starter 524 contests and has played for a total of 30,993 minutes. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.5% and he has made 296 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,321 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
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