Washington Capitals vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 11/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Climate Pledge Arena is the venue where Philipp Grubauer and the Seattle Kraken (4-11-1) will take on the Washington Capitals (10-2-5) on Sunday.
The Capitals were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-0 win over the Kings in their last game. The Capitals had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the win. In the game, they netted 2 of the 38 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Washington accrued 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Capitals sat at 50 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 52 which means they had a Corsi rate of 49.0%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.6%. They accumulated 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 36 opportunities to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were at 42.9% and their PDO rating was 106.1 for this game.
Washington Capitals opponents have 43 power play opportunities (23rd in professional hockey) and have come away with 7 goals in those chances. The Capitals have had 465 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .916. Washington has taken 537 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.8%. At even strength, the Capitals have conceded 32 goals while notching 49 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington has accumulated 53 power play chances and they have added 9 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 16.98%. For the current season, the have a total of 25 points and their points percentage is .735. Regarding scoring goals, the Washington Capitals have notched 58 goals (4th in the NHL) for the year and have conceded 39.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. The opposition has racked up 119 goals versus Vanecek in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Vanecek has been in net for 48 games during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .908 during his 2,718 mins in the crease. He has earned a record of 25-12-8 and he has started in 47 games. Over the course of his pro career, Vanecek is sitting with 23 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .489. Vanecek has seen 1,300 shots against him and has garnered 1,181 saves.
In their last game, Seattle faced the Blackhawks in an outing where the Kraken went home in defeat by a final score of 4-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 82 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.3%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing and tallied 1 goal out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate came in at 62.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Blackhawks ending the game with a 25 Fenwick. The Kraken earned 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. Seattle wound up with a 64.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Seattle had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
So far this year, the Seattle Kraken have earned a total of 44 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .281. They have allowed 59 goals to be scored by of a combination of 53 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kraken have earned 38 goals at even strength and 6 goals (30th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 48 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 12.50%. Seattle has attempted 470 shots (20th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.36%, while allowing the other team 410 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.25% on the other teams 32 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 85.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer protecting the goal. He has compiled 5,567 saves out of 6,063 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .918. Grubauer has amassed a career mark of 113-69-22 and has participated in 227 games. He got the starting nod in 200 games and has been on the ice for 12,454 minutes. Grubauer's quality start percentage sits at 57.5% and he has 115 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.39 goals per contest and he has surrendered 496 goals overall.
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Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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