Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (26-19-6) play the Washington Capitals (32-13-5) at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
The Capitals will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-4 loss to the Penguins in their previous outing. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 51.2% and their PDO was 95.0 for this one. They accrued 32 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 30 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 46, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.5%. The Corsi for the Capitals was 54 and the Corsi against was 57 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 48.6%. Washington had 6 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal. The Capitals had a solid offensive outing in this defeat. For the game, they converted 4 of the 37 shots they attempted.
When talking about their scoring, the Washington Capitals have racked up 172 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 147. For the current season, they have tallied 69 points and their points percentage sits at .690. Washington comes into the game with 136 power play chances and they have notched 36 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.47%. When at even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 122 goals while notching 136 themselves. Washington has attempted 1,446 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.9%. The Capitals have had 1,456 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .899. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 149 power play opportunities (16th in professional hockey) and have racked up 25 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Samsonov. Samsonov has been involved in 44 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall mark of 29-9-3 and he has gotten the start in 39 games. Opponents have been able to score 106 goals versus Samsonov in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.60. Samsonov has seen 1,162 shots against him and has recorded 1,056 saves. His save percentage sits at .909 during his 2,444 mins between the pipes. In his career, Samsonov has compiled 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .487.
When they were on the ice last, New York went up against the Islanders in a game where the Rangers took a loss by a final score of 4-0. They had 2 power play chances in this one but didn't score a goal. The Rangers recorded 0 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 87 and they earned an oZS percentage of 69.4%. New York had a 53.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Islanders finishing with a 37 Fenwick at even strength.
New York has taken 1,494 shots (13th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.11%, while allowing their opponents 1,491 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.01% on the other teams 153 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.0%. They have a total of 169 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 21.30%. The Rangers have 130 goals at even strength and 36 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the New York Rangers have accumulated 166 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .569.
For the opposition you will find Igor Shesterkin in net. He has tallied 1,228 stops out of 1,329 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .924. Shesterkin has amassed a career mark of 25-14-3 and has participated in 44 games. He has made the start in 41 games and has played for a total of 2,462 minutes. Shesterkin's quality start percentage is 68.3% and he has accumulated 28 quality starts in his hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has yielded 101 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York
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