Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 2/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-137) Rangers (+114)
The New York Rangers (29-13-4) will compete against the Florida Panthers (31-9-5) at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Florida at -137 while New York is priced at +114. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Florida Panthers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-4 victory over the Sharks the last time they stepped on the ice. Florida garnered 4 penalty mins in this outing. In addition, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to net one. The Panthers had a impressive offensive outing in the win. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 50 shots they put on goal.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have notched 182 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 127. For the season, they have racked up 67 points and their points percentage is sitting at .744. Florida has compiled 141 power play chances and they have added 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.57%. While at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 99 goals while scoring 153 of their own. Florida has taken 1,644 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. The Panthers have had 1,438 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Florida Panthers opponents have amassed 139 power play opportunities (5th in the NHL) and have a total of 28 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Jonas Johansson. Opponents have been able to score 79 goals against Johansson in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 3.13. Johansson has taken the ice for 30 matchups during his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .892 during his 1,514 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall mark of 9-11-4 and he started in 24 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Johansson has 10 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .417. Johansson has seen 731 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 652 saves.
In their last game, New York faced the Kraken in a game where the Rangers took home the win by a final score of 3-2. The Rangers converted 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 goal out of those attempts.
The Rangers have earned 104 goals at even strength and 33 goals (5th in pro hockey) while on the power play. New York has tried 1,302 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.52%, while allowing the other team 1,470 shots. During this campaign, the New York Rangers have tallied 137 goals, 62 points, in addition to a points percentage of .674. They have a tally of 134 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.63%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.96% on their oppositions 135 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.9%. They have granted a total of 119 goals to be scored by way of 96 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin protecting the goal. Shesterkin holds a career mark of 47-21-5 and has participated in 75 games. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts is 71.4% and he has 50 quality starts in his pro career. He has compiled 2,141 saves out of 2,310 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .927. His opposition is averaging 2.40 goals/game and he has conceded 169 goals in total. He was named a starter in 70 games and has been on the ice for 4,220 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-137)
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