New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 2/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+107) Kings (-129)
The Los Angeles Kings (27-17-7) will compete against the New York Islanders (19-20-8) at Crypto.com Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Islanders at +107 while the Kings are coming in at -129. The total has been set at 6.
The New York Islanders were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 defeat against the Sharks in their previous contest. New York amassed 16 minutes in the box in this contest. The Islanders offense didn't overly impress in the loss. In addition, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. For the game, they converted 3 of the 47 shots they attempted.
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New York Islanders opponents have tallied 113 power play tries (32nd in pro hockey) and have come away with 21 goals in those chances. The Islanders have had 1,454 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .913. New York has taken 1,385 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. At even strength, the Islanders let the opposition score 106 goals while notching 96 themselves. New York has 121 power play opportunities and they have scored 22 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 18.18%. For the current campaign, they have 46 points and their points percentage is .489. With regard to scoring goals, the New York Islanders have earned 118 goals (31st in the league) on the year and have surrendered 127.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ilya Sorokin. Throughout his time in hockey, Sorokin has tallied 37 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .673. His save percentage is at .919 in his 3,288 mins on the ice. Sorokin has seen 1,589 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,461 total saves. The opposition has racked up 128 goals against Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.34. He has a mark of 29-17-10 and he has started in 55 games. Sorokin has been in net for 56 contests over the course of his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Los Angeles squared up with the Coyotes in an outing where the Kings earned a win by a final of 3-2. The Kings had 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but didn't score a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 148 goals, 61 points, in addition to a points percentage of .598. They have permitted 141 goals to be scored by of a combination of 106 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have 122 goals at even strength and 26 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 161 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 16.15%. Los Angeles has put up 1,814 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.16%, while allowing the opposition 1,448 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their oppositions 140 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%.
For the opposition you are going to see Calvin Petersen in net. Petersen has accrued a lifetime mark of 32-32-7 and has played in 75 games. Petersen's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.9% and he has made 39 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 2,068 saves out of the 2,269 shots tried, giving him a rate of .911. His opponents are averaging 2.76 goals/game and he has surrendered 201 goals overall. He has started in 71 games and has played for a total of 4,370 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+107)
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