Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 5/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+158) Flames (-180)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (22-26-3) play the Vancouver Canucks (20-25-3) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. The Canucks open this game at +158 while the Flames are coming in at -180. The total is set at 5.5.
The Canucks will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-0 defeat to the Jets in their last outing. The Corsi for the Canucks was sitting at 34 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 41.0%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 48.3% and their PDO rating was 84.4 for this game. Vancouver compiled 6 minutes in the box in this game. The Canucks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.1%. They tallied 18 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. For the game, they went scoreless on the 24 shots they put on net.
Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 156 power play opportunities (18th in hockey) and have tallied 35 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 1,706 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .902. Vancouver has attempted 1,483 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.9%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 133 goals while having 108 of their own. Vancouver has accounted for 132 power play chances and they have added 24 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 18.18%. For the season, they have earned 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .448. Regarding their scoring, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 132 goals (29th in the league) on the year and have given up 168.
The man protecting the net in this game is Thatcher Demko. Opponents have scored 199 goals versus Demko in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.96. Demko has been in goal for 69 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .910 during his 4,031 mins in the crease. He has amassed an overall record of 32-30-4 and he has started in 66 games. In his career, Demko has 38 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .576. Demko has seen 2,204 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,005 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary faced off against the Senators in a matchup where the Flames got the victory by a mark of 6-1. Calgary wound up with a 63.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Calgary played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 63.0% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Senators having earned a 27 Fenwick. Their PDO was 109 and their percentage of oZS was 52.5%. The Flames scored 6 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play chance in this outing and earned 1 on that attempt.
Calgary has attempted 1,557 shots (25th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.80%, while allowing their opponents 1,472 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.13% on the other teams 156 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.9%. They have earned 159 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.87%. The Flames have tallied 107 goals at even strength and 30 goals (19th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 148 goals to be scored by of a combination of 117 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Calgary Flames have tallied 137 goals, 47 points, as well as a points percentage of .461.
Across the ice you are expected to see Jacob Markstrom between the pipes. Teams are averaging 2.78 goals per game and he has allowed 823 goals in total. Markstrom's quality start rate is 52.4% and he has made 155 quality starts in his career. He has started in 296 games and has been on the ice for 17,735 mins. Markstrom has compiled a career record of 129-137-34 and has been in net for 312 games. He has accounted for 8,313 saves out of 9,136 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-180)
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