Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 11/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Xcel Energy Center is the site where Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (13-6-1) will play the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-4-3) on Sunday.
The Lightning went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-0 win against the Kraken in their previous game. The Lightning had an average offensive performance in this win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 26 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of them. Tampa Bay tallied 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 48 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 29 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 62.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 19, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 62.7%. They totaled 17 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 60.7% and they had a PDO of 113.6 in this game.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 59 power play opportunities (17th in professional hockey) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances. The Lightning have had 551 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Tampa Bay has tried 563 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When at even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 43 goals while scoring 49 of their own. Tampa Bay skates onto the rink with 57 power play chances and they have scored 11 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.30%. For the season, they sit with 27 points and their points percentage sits at .711. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 60 goals (13th in pro hockey) on the season and have allowed 51.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Andrei Vasilevskiy. In his career, Vasilevskiy is sitting with 174 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .565. His save percentage currently sits at .920 in his 18,606 minutes on the ice. Vasilevskiy has seen 9,633 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,863 saves. Opponents have scored 770 goals against Vasilevskiy in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.48. He has an overall mark of 200-86-22 and he started in 308 games. Vasilevskiy has played in 318 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Minnesota went up against the Jets in a game where the Wild ended up with the victory by a tally of 7-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Wild recorded 7 goals of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 125 and their percentage of oZS was 29.6%. Minnesota wound up with a 48.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Minnesota played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.4% by accumulating a Fenwick of 36 and the Jets finishing with a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
The Wild have scored 62 goals at even strength and 10 goals (21st in the NHL) while on the power play. Minnesota has attempted 668 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.78%, while allowing the opposition 608 shots. During this campaign, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 72 goals, 27 points, and a points percentage of .675. They have recorded 63 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.87%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 70 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have granted a total of 61 goals to be scored by of a combination of 47 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot between the pipes. Talbot has accrued a career mark of 180-135-30 and has played in 363 games. Talbot's rate of quality starts comes out to 52.7% and he has accumulated 184 quality starts in his pro career. He has recorded 9,781 saves out of the 10,688 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .915. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals per contest and he has relinquished 907 goals in total. He has made the start in 349 contests and has played 20,815 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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