Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 6/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) play the Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2) at Bell Centre on Sunday.
The Golden Knights were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat against the Canadiens in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 59.0% and they had a PDO of 92.6 for this matchup. They totaled 23 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 32 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.4%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 63 and the Corsi against was at 46 which means they had a Corsi rate of 57.8%. Vegas accounted for 4 minutes in the box for this game. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 31 shots they attempted.
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 have allowed the opponent to score 103 goals while earning 159 on the offensive side of the ice. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 144 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have a total of 19 goals in those chances. For the year, they have accumulated 82 points and their points % is .732. Vegas has tried 1,829 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.4%. In the matter of their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 190 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 122. Vegas has tallied 174 power play chances and they have tallied 31 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 17.82%.
The player in the crease for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have scored 2,169 goals versus Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Fleury has taken the ice for 883 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is .913 for his 51,104 mins played. He has amassed an overall mark of Career and was named the starter in 727 games. Over the course of his pro career, Fleury has tallied 403 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .554. Fleury has had 24,996 shots against him and has gathered 22,827 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Montreal played the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Canadiens earned a victory by a final of 3-2. They had 0 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Canadiens tallied 3 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO at even strength of 107 and they had an oZS percentage of 41.0%. Montreal went home with a 42.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 40.6% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Golden Knights having accrued a 41 Fenwick.
The Canadiens have scored 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has attempted 1,746 shots (7th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing their opponents 1,579 shots. This season, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 158 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .527. They have a tally of 151 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.21%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.49% on their opponents 172 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.6%. They have allowed 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 128 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Carey Price protecting the goal. He has accounted for 19,174 stops out of 20,911 shots taken, giving him a rate of .917. Price has compiled a career record of Career and has been in net for 707 games. He has made the start in 695 games and has been on the ice for 41,707 mins. Price's quality start percentage sits at 57.4% and he has made 399 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has allowed 1,737 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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