Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 5/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+100) Flames (-120)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where Louis Domingue and the Calgary Flames (25-26-3) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (22-28-4) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Canucks priced at +100 and the Flames are at -120. The total opens at 6.
The Canucks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-5 defeat against the Flames in the last game they played. The Canucks had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the defeat. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 35 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 2 goals. Vancouver amassed 15 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks was sitting at 36 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 55 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 39.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 42.6%. They had 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 45.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 82.7 for this one.
Vancouver Canucks opponents have amassed 178 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have scored 37 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 1,802 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .901. Vancouver has taken 1,584 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks have allowed the opponent to score 142 goals while earning 116 of their own. Vancouver skates onto the rink with 147 power play chances and they have tallied 26 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.69%. For the current campaign, they have scored 48 points and their points percentage sits at .444. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 142 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 179.
The player between the pipes for this game is Braden Holtby. Holtby has taken the ice for 488 games throughout his hockey career. He has a mark of 289-132-49 and he has gotten the start in 478 games. Opponents have scored 1,204 goals versus Holtby in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. Holtby has seen 14,153 shot attempts against him and has recorded 12,949 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 28,029 mins played. Throughout his time in hockey, Holtby has accrued 273 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .571.
In their win over Vancouver, Calgary had 6 power play opportunities in this outing but were not able to net one. The Flames earned 6 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 117 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.2%. Calgary had a 60.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Calgary played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 57.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Canucks ending the game with a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
The Flames have tallied 115 goals at even strength and 32 goals (16th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Calgary has tried 1,621 shots (22nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.07%, while allowing the other team 1,532 shots. On the season, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 147 goals, 53 points, and a points percentage of .491. They have earned 170 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.82%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.88% on the other teams 164 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.9%. They have permitted 154 goals to be scored by way of 121 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are going to see Louis Domingue defending the goal. He has recorded 3,627 stops out of the 4,011 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .904. Domingue is the owner of a career mark of 58-58-10 and has been in net for 139 games. He has made the start in 123 games and his ice time sits at 7,551 mins. Domingue's percentage of quality starts comes out to 48.0% and he has qualified for 59 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 3.05 goals per game and he has surrendered 384 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+100)
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