Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 5/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) host the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Wild in their last outing. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 40 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 5 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Vegas accounted for 10 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 45 which means they had a Corsi rate of 48.3%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.6%. They accumulated 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 39.1% and they had a PDO of 106.7 in this game.
The Golden Knights have had 1,527 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .920. When at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 103 goals while notching 159 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 144 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have a total of 19 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have scored 82 points and their points percentage comes in at .732. Vegas has tried 1,829 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 190 goals (3rd in the league) for the season and have allowed 122. Vegas comes into tonight with 174 power play opportunities and they have added 31 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 17.82%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Over the course of his pro career, Fleury is sitting with 403 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .554. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 51,104 mins guarding the cage. Fleury has had 24,996 shot attempts against him and has gathered 22,827 total saves. The opposition has scored 2,169 goals against Fleury in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.55. He has amassed an overall record of 492-276-82 and he has gotten the start in 727 games. Fleury has participated in 883 games during his NHL career.
In their last game, Minnesota faced the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Wild ended up taking the loss by a final of 5-2. They had a PDO of 93 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 60.9%. They had 2 chances on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 46.4% by amassing a Fenwick of 26 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. The Wild recorded 2 goals out of the 16 shots on goal they tried. Minnesota earned a 51.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Minnesota had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
The Wild have accumulated 151 goals at even strength and 29 goals (21st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Minnesota has tried 1,585 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.36%, while allowing the opposition 1,705 shots. Over the course of the season, the Minnesota Wild are sitting with 180 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .670. They have recorded 165 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.58%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.75% on their opponents 161 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.7%. They have granted a total of 159 goals to be scored by of a combination of 128 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Cam Talbot in net. Talbot is the owner of a lifetime mark of 169-130-30 and has played in 347 games. Talbot's rate of quality starts sits at 52.6% and he has 175 quality starts in his pro career. He is sitting with 9,321 stops out of the 10,184 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .915. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals per contest and he has surrendered 863 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 333 games and has accumulated 19,855 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota
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