New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 10/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+146) Lightning (-178)
Amalie Arena is the location where the Tampa Bay Lightning will attempt to beat the New York Islanders on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Islanders at +146 and the Lightning are coming in at -178. The total comes in at 6.
The New York Islanders will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 loss to the Devils their last time on the ice. New York accounted for 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Islanders could have played much better offensively in the defeat. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 17 shots they launched.
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At even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 10 goals while getting 13 on the offensive side of the ice. New York Islanders opponents have earned 15 power play opportunities (17th in the league) and have a total of 0 goals in those chances. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have accumulated 14 goals (22nd in the league) on the season and have given up 10. New York has tried 134 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. For the season, they have scored 4 points and their points % is .500. The Islanders have seen 123 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .919. New York has 12 power play chances and they have tallied 1 goal during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 8.33%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ilya Sorokin. Opponents have notched 175 goals against Sorokin in his career and his goals against rate is 2.32. Sorokin has taken the ice for 77 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .924 in his 4,519 minutes guarding the cage. He has an overall mark of 40-26-11 and was named the starter in 76 games. During his career on the ice, Sorokin has accounted for 55 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .724. Sorokin has had 2,299 shots against him and has gathered 2,124 saves.
When they took the ice last, Tampa Bay squared up with the Flyers in a matchup where the Lightning ended up losing by a tally of 3-2. The Lightning recorded 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and recorded 2 out of those opportunities.
The Lightning have scored 5 goals at even strength and 5 goals (10th in the NHL) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has taken 139 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.19%, while allowing their opponents 136 shots. So far this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 10 goals, 2 points, as well as a points percentage of .250. They have allowed 14 goals to be scored by way of 10 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 15 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 33.33%. They have a penalty kill rate of 71.43% on their opponents 14 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a lifetime mark of 230-103-24 and has been in net for 368 games. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage comes out to 57.3% and he has accumulated 205 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 10,230 stops out of the 11,130 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .919. Teams are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has allowed 900 goals in total. He has started in 358 games and has racked up 21,566 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-178)
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