Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Bell Centre is the venue where Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (6-15-2) will play the Vancouver Canucks (6-13-2) on Monday.
The Canucks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 defeat to the Blue Jackets their last time out. The Canucks offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 41 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Vancouver accumulated 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Canucks came in at 64 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 41 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 61.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 46 and the Fenwick against was 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.3%. They compiled 16 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 61.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.6 in this one.
Vancouver Canucks opponents have 66 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 660 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Vancouver has attempted 701 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 6.9%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 45 goals while notching 37 when they are on offense. Vancouver has 71 power play chances and they have notched 11 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 15.49%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 14 points and their points percentage is sitting at .333. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 48 goals (27th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 69.
The player in the crease for this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has taken the ice for 89 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has an overall mark of 40-41-5 and he started in 86 games. Opponents have tallied 257 goals versus Demko in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.96. Demko has had 2,834 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,577 total saves. His save percentage is at .909 for his 5,206 mins in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Demko has accrued 48 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .558.
In their last outing, Montreal went up against the Sabres in an outing where the Canadiens ended up losing by a final score of 4-1. Their PDO at even strength was 95 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.7%. They had 2 power play chances in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.2% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Sabres having racked up a 48 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens scored 1 goal of the 26 shots on goal they tried. Montreal had a 41.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Montreal had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
Montreal has put up 689 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.84%, while allowing the opposition 756 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 68.57% on their opponents 70 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.0%. They have earned 70 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 12.86%. The Canadiens have earned 45 goals at even strength and 9 goals (26th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 83 goals to be scored by way of 61 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Montreal Canadiens have 54 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .304.
Across the rink you will find Jake Allen in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has given up 790 goals altogether. Allen's quality start percentage is 53.4% and he has 167 quality starting assignments in his career. He has made the start in 313 games and has accumulated 18,645 minutes. Allen is the owner of a career record of 163-115-32 and has played in 333 games. He has recorded 8,119 stops out of 8,909 shots tried, giving him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver
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