Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 2/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+102) Islanders (-122)
The New York Islanders (17-20-6) are welcoming the Boston Bruins (27-16-4) at UBS Arena on Thursday. The line on this contest has Boston at +102 and New York is priced at -122. The total has been set at 6.
The Boston Bruins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2-1 defeat against the Rangers in their last game. Boston recorded 6 penalty mins in this outing. The Bruins could have played much better offensively in this defeat. They also had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to convert it into a goal. In the game, they finished 1 of the 32 shots they attempted.
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Boston Bruins opponents have amassed 154 power play opportunities (5th in pro hockey) and have scored 27 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 1,379 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Boston has tried 1,653 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. While playing at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 103 goals while notching 100 as an offensive unit. Boston is sitting with 139 power play chances and they have scored 35 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.18%. For the year, they have earned 58 points and their points percentage sits at .617. When it comes to scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 135 goals (21st in pro hockey) so far this season and have allowed 130.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Linus Ullmark. In his professional hockey career, Ullmark is sitting with 74 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .544. His save percentage is at .912 for his 8,124 mins on the ice. Ullmark has seen 4,267 shots against him and he has 3,891 total saves. Opponents have notched 376 goals versus Ullmark in his career and his goals against average is 2.78. He has accumulated an overall record of 66-54-14 and was named the starter in 136 games. Ullmark has participated in 142 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, New York played the Sabres in a matchup where the Islanders took a loss by a final of 6-3. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but were not able to net one. The Islanders scored 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took.
New York has attempted 1,241 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.38%, while allowing the opposition 1,347 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.08% on their oppositions 106 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%. They have earned 111 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.02%. The Islanders have accumulated 84 goals at even strength and 20 goals (29th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 119 goals to be scored by of a combination of 100 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the New York Islanders have earned 104 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .465.
Across the rink you are going to see Ilya Sorokin defending the goal. Sorokin has earned a lifetime record of 27-17-8 and has participated in 52 contests. Sorokin's rate of quality starts comes out to 66.7% and he has accumulated 34 quality starts in his career. He has gathered 1,362 stops out of 1,482 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .919. His opposition is averaging 2.37 goals per game and he has yielded 120 goals altogether. He has started in 51 contests and has accumulated 3,038 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-122)
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