Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+155) Penguins (-190)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (6-11-2) are headed to PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (8-6-4). The Canucks open this contest at +155 while the Penguins are coming in at -190. The total opens at 5.5.
The Canucks will look for better times on the ice after their 1-0 defeat to the Blackhawks in their last outing. The Canucks didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the outing, they ended the night with no scores out of the 40 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. Vancouver recorded 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 39 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.2%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick Against sat at 25, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. They compiled 19 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 59.6% and they had a PDO of 94.7 for this matchup.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 61 power play tries (7th in the league) and have come away with 23 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 602 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .899. Vancouver has taken 623 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.2%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks have conceded 38 goals while notching 34 of their own. Vancouver has accumulated 68 power play opportunities and they have notched 11 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.18%. For the year, they have 14 points and their points % is .368. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 45 goals (25th in hockey) for the year and have surrendered 61.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has been in goal for 87 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has earned an overall record of 40-39-5 and he started in 84 games. Opponents have scored 251 goals versus Demko in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.96. Demko has had 2,778 shots against him and he has 2,527 saves. He has a save percentage of .910 during his 5,089 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Demko has accumulated 47 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .560.
When they took the ice last, Pittsburgh squared up with the Jets in a game where the Penguins notched a win by a final score of 3-1. Pittsburgh went home with a 53.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Pittsburgh played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.9% by notching a Fenwick of 40 and the Jets finishing with a 37 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 106 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 46.7%. The Penguins recorded 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 chances on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Pittsburgh has tried 640 shots (3rd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.28%, while allowing the other team 555 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 89.58% on their opponents 48 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.2%. They have a tally of 54 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 11.11%. The Penguins have accumulated 47 goals at even strength and 6 goals (30th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 49 goals to be scored by of a combination of 44 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a total of 53 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556.
For the opposition you will find Tristan Jarry in goal. Jarry has accrued a career mark of 67-33-10 and has played in 116 games. Jarry's quality start percentage is 62.7% and he has 69 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has tallied 3,031 stops out of 3,314 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .915. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 283 goals altogether. He has been a starter 110 games and his ice time sits at 6,571 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+155)
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