Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Prediction, 3/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-110) Rangers (-110)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (15-15-4) play the Washington Capitals (23-7-4) at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The Rangers open this game at -110 while the Capitals are priced at -110. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Capitals had a good night with a 5-4 victory against the Rangers in their previous game. The Corsi for the Capitals was sitting at 33 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 43.4%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 37.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.3 in this game. Washington garnered 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Capitals had a impressive offensive output in this victory. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.8%. They accounted for 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they scored on 5 of the 22 shots they looked to score on.
In relation to scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have racked up 117 goals (3rd in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 97. For the season, they have 50 points and their points percentage sits at .735. Washington has 85 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 23.53%. When playing at even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 77 goals while having 97 as an offensive unit. Washington has taken 942 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.4%. The Capitals have had 979 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .901. Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 105 power play opportunities (15th in the NHL) and have notched 20 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ilya Samsonov. Samsonov has taken the ice for 37 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 24-7-3 and he was named the starter in 32 games. The opposition has racked up 85 goals against Samsonov in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.50. Samsonov has had 962 shots against him and has accrued 877 total saves. His save percentage is at .912 in his 2,038 mins played. During his career on the ice, Samsonov has earned 18 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .563.
In their loss to Washington, New York had 4 power play chances in this game and notched 1 out of those chances. The Rangers notched 4 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 92 and they had an oZS percentage of 62.5%. New York wound up with a 56.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.2% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Capitals having accrued a 28 Fenwick.
New York has tried 991 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.70%, while allowing the other team 971 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 85.19% on their opponents 108 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have a total of 125 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.40%. The Rangers have 83 goals at even strength and 23 goals (13th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 91 goals to be scored by way of 75 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the New York Rangers are sitting with 106 goals, 34 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin in goal. He has gathered 833 stops out of the 898 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .928. Shesterkin has accumulated a career record of 17-10-1 and has been in net for 29 contests. He has started in 27 games and has been on the ice for 1,614 mins. Shesterkin's quality start rate sits at 70.4% and he has 19 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has conceded 65 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-110)
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