Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-153) Penguins (+138)
PPG Paints Arena is the venue where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-2) will play the Tampa Bay Lightning (2-2-1) on Tuesday. The Lightning open this contest at -153 while the Penguins are coming in at +138. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Lightning will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 defeat to the Avalanche in their last contest. The Lightning offense showed they have some room for improvement in this loss. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 32 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. Tampa Bay accounted for 8 penalty mins for this contest. The Corsi for the Lightning was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 34 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 57.0%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.0%. They compiled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 72.4% and their PDO rating was 101.0 in this one.
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When it comes to scoring goals, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 15 goals (17th in hockey) this season and have allowed 20. For the current campaign, they have scored 5 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Tampa Bay has tallied 18 power play chances and they have tallied 3 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 16.67%. At even strength, the Lightning have surrendered 17 goals while having 12 on the offensive side of the ice. Tampa Bay has tried 163 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Lightning have had 153 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .869. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 19 power play tries (11th in the league) and have a total of 3 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Brian Elliott. Opponents have been able to score 1,172 goals against Elliott in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.53. Elliott has taken the ice for 502 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .910 for his 27,751 mins played. He has amassed a mark of 256-155-49 and he started in 456 games. Over the course of his pro career, Elliott has accounted for 250 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .548. Elliott has had 13,073 shots taken against him and has amassed 11,901 saves.
When they took the ice last, Pittsburgh faced the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Penguins earned a win by a final score of 7-1. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and earned 1 goal out of those chances. The Penguins netted 7 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 118 and they earned an oZS percentage of 55.6%. Pittsburgh wrapped up this game with a 45.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Pittsburgh had and they played a solid game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.8% by tallying a Fenwick of 31 and the Maple Leafs having a 30 Fenwick.
The Penguins have accumulated 20 goals at even strength and 3 goals (20th in the league) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has taken 169 shots (13th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 13.61%, while allowing the opposition 145 shots. So far this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 23 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .800. They have earned 17 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 17.65%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 92.31% on their oppositions 13 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.4%. They have permitted 11 goals to be scored by of a combination of 10 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has surrendered 257 goals in total. Jarry's rate of quality starts is 62.6% and he has accumulated 62 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 99 games and has played for a total of 5,899 minutes. Jarry has amassed a lifetime record of 62-29-8 and has been in goal for 105 games. He has compiled 2,708 saves out of the 2,965 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+138)
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