New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-154) Canadiens (+130)
Bell Centre is where the Montreal Canadiens (20-43-11) will go up against the New York Islanders (34-29-9) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has New York at -154 while Montreal opens at +130. The over/under is 6.
The New York Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 victory against the Penguins in their previous outing. The Islanders had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. In the matchup, they converted 5 of the 37 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. New York garnered 6 penalty minutes in this game.
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The Islanders have had 2,332 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .917. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have conceded 166 goals while notching 162 on offense. New York Islanders opponents have earned 184 power play opportunities (32nd in pro hockey) and have come away with 28 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have recorded 77 points and their points percentage sits at .535. New York has attempted 2,087 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. Concerning their scoring, the New York Islanders have earned 198 goals (25th in hockey) on the year and have surrendered 194. New York has accumulated 183 power play opportunities and they have tallied 36 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 19.67%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Ilya Sorokin. Opponents have been able to score 148 goals against Sorokin in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.26. Sorokin has participated in 67 contests throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .924 for his 3,928 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated a mark of 37-20-10 and he has started in 66 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Sorokin has earned 48 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .727. Sorokin has had 1,957 shot attempts against him and has garnered 1,809 saves.
Their last time out, Montreal faced the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Canadiens took the loss by a score of 5-1. The Canadiens scored 1 goal out of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts.
The Canadiens have earned 159 goals at even strength and 31 goals (29th in the league) while on the power play. Montreal has taken 2,172 shots (27th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.75%, while allowing the other team 2,564 shots. This season, the Montreal Canadiens have a total of 190 goals, 51 points, as well as a points percentage of .345. They have a total of 228 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 13.60%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 74.70% on their opponents 249 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%. They have granted a total of 282 goals to be scored by of a combination of 219 goals at even strength and 63 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Sam Montembeault in net. Montembeault has compiled a career mark of 16-24-9 and has participated in 60 games. Montembeault's percentage of quality starts sits at 41.3% and he has 19 quality starts in his pro career. He has tallied 1,477 stops out of 1,653 shots tried, giving him a save % of .894. Teams are averaging 3.46 goals per contest and he has allowed 176 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 46 games and has played for a total of 3,056 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-154)
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