Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
PPG Paints Arena is the location where the Pittsburgh Penguins (35-15-9) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (40-12-5) on Sunday.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-0 victory against the Avalanche in their previous contest. Carolina recorded 18 minutes in the box in this contest. The Hurricanes had a below average offensive outing in this victory. Moreover, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. In the outing, they finished 2 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 202 power play tries (1st in pro hockey) and have notched 22 goals in those attempts. The Hurricanes have had 1,660 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .919. Carolina has tried 1,907 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 112 goals while scoring 149 on offense. Carolina steps onto the ice with 170 power play chances and they have notched 43 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 25.29%. For the current season, they have earned 85 points and their points % is .746. In reference to their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 192 goals (9th in hockey) for the season and have given up 134.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has been in net for 432 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 255-108-50 and he started in 419 games. Opponents have notched 1,077 goals versus Andersen in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. Andersen has had 12,883 shots against him and has recorded 11,806 saves. His save percentage currently is .916 for his 24,902 minutes in the crease. During his career on the ice, Andersen has compiled 239 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .570.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh opposed the Golden Knights in an outing where the Penguins notched a win by a score of 5-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Penguins tallied 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued.
On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 191 goals, 79 points, in addition to a points percentage of .669. They have granted a total of 153 goals to be scored by way of 132 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have tallied 152 goals at even strength and 39 goals (14th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 179 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 21.79%. Pittsburgh has attempted 2,047 shots (4th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.33%, while allowing their opponents 1,800 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 85.21% on their oppositions 142 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in net. Jarry has a lifetime record of 87-41-13 and has been in goal for 147 games. Jarry's rate of quality starts comes in at 61.2% and he has 85 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has a tally of 3,833 saves out of 4,189 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .915. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has allowed 356 goals overall. He has started in 139 games and his ice time sits at 8,358 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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