Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 11/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes (15-3-1) host the Washington Capitals (13-3-5) at PNC Arena on Sunday.
The Capitals will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 win over the Panthers in their last contest. The offensive zone starts for them were at 42.3% and they had a PDO of 94.0 for this one. They recorded 32 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against was 36, giving them a Fenwick rate of 47.8%. The Corsi for the Capitals was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Washington accounted for 6 penalty mins in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 chances with the advantage and notched 1 goal. The Capitals had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. In the game, they converted 4 of the 29 shots they put on net.
When it comes to their scoring, the Washington Capitals have tallied 74 goals (2nd in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 50. For the current season, they have tallied 31 points and their points percentage comes in at .738. Washington steps onto the ice with 64 power play opportunities and they have scored 12 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 18.75%. When at even strength, the Capitals have conceded 42 goals while earning 62 on offense. Washington has attempted 660 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Capitals have had 568 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Washington Capitals opponents have 54 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Samsonov. Samsonov has taken the ice for 55 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has earned a win-loss record of 37-10-4 and was named the starter in 48 games. Opponents have been able to score 130 goals versus Samsonov in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. Samsonov has had 1,435 shots taken against him and he has 1,305 saves. His save percentage is at .909 in his 3,051 minutes in the crease. For his professional hockey career, Samsonov has 23 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .479.
In their last game, Carolina played the Flyers in a matchup where the Hurricanes notched a win by a final of 6-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 107 and their oZS percentage was 55.6%. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 59.2% by notching a Fenwick of 42 and the Flyers having a 29 Fenwick. The Hurricanes notched 6 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking. Carolina earned a 60.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina played and they looked good in this game.
Carolina has put up 620 shots (15th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.32%, while allowing the opposition 538 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 87.84% on the other teams 74 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 92.8%. They have a tally of 64 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.31%. The Hurricanes have accumulated 51 goals at even strength and 13 goals (9th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 39 goals to be scored by of a combination of 30 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 64 goals, 31 points, as well as a points percentage of .816.
Across the rink you are likely to see Frederik Andersen protecting the goal. Andersen is the owner of a career mark of 237-103-48 and has played in 407 contests. Andersen's rate of quality starts sits at 57.2% and he has 226 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 11,153 saves out of 12,176 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .916. The opposition is averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has yielded 1,023 goals in total. He has started in 395 games and has accumulated 23,421 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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