Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 5/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Bell Centre is the site where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) will play the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-14-7) on Monday.
The Maple Leafs will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 defeat to the Canadiens in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 65.5% and their PDO rating was 97.9 for this one. They accrued 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 21, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 62.5%. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs came in at 42 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 29 which means they had a Corsi rate of 59.2%. Toronto had 13 penalty minutes for this matchup. In addition, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Maple Leafs didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 1 out of the 36 shots they looked to score on.
The Maple Leafs have had 1,558 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. At even strength, the Maple Leafs have allowed the opponent to score 117 goals while earning 155 themselves. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have earned 144 power play tries (28th in hockey) and have come away with 31 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have 77 points and their points percentage comes in at .688. Toronto has attempted 1,751 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.6%. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accounted for 186 goals (6th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 148. Toronto has compiled 155 power play chances and they have notched 31 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 20.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has taken the ice for 393 games throughout his hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 226-100-48 and he has gotten the start in 381 games. The opposition has notched 997 goals versus Andersen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.65. Andersen has seen 11,771 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,774 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .915 during his 22,598 minutes played. Over the course of his career, Andersen has accumulated 217 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .570.
In their last outing, Montreal went up against the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Canadiens earned a win by a score of 2-1. Montreal had a 40.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 37.5% with a Fenwick of 21 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 35 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 34.5%. The Canadiens scored 2 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
During this campaign, the Montreal Canadiens have 158 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .527. They have granted a total of 165 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canadiens are sitting with 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 151 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.21%. Montreal has attempted 1,746 shots (7th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing the other team 1,579 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.49% on their oppositions 172 power play tries, and their save percentage is 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Carey Price in the crease. Price is the owner of a lifetime record of 360-257-79 and has participated in 707 contests. Price's quality start percentage sits at 57.4% and he has accumulated 399 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has tallied 19,174 stops out of the 20,911 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,737 goals in total. He has started in 695 games and has played 41,707 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal
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