New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-133) Islanders (+110)
The New York Islanders (35-31-10) host the New York Rangers (50-21-6) at UBS Arena on Thursday. The line on this contest has New York at -133 while New York is at +110. The over/under is set at 6.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 win against the Jets in their previous outing. New York tallied 4 minutes in the box for this contest. The Rangers had a middle of the road showing in the win. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they finished 3 of the 34 shots they put on net.
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New York Rangers opponents have tallied 213 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have come away with 38 goals in those attempts. The Rangers have had 2,369 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .921. New York has taken 2,244 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. While at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 150 goals while scoring 181 of their own. New York comes into tonight with 206 power play chances and they have notched 53 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.73%. For the current campaign, they have scored 106 points and their points percentage is sitting at .688. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have accounted for 234 goals (15th in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 188.
The player between the pipes for this game is Igor Shesterkin. During his career on the ice, Shesterkin has earned 66 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .710. His save percentage sits at .929 for his 5,547 minutes in the crease. Shesterkin has seen 2,962 shots against him and has recorded 2,751 saves. Opponents have tallied 211 goals versus Shesterkin in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.28. He has accumulated a record of 62-27-7 and he started in 93 games. Shesterkin has played in 98 contests over the course of his hockey career.
When they took the ice last, New York played the Panthers in a matchup where the Islanders ended up losing by a final score of 3-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and converted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Islanders converted 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Islanders have scored 170 goals at even strength and 38 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. New York has attempted 2,201 shots (29th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.45%, while allowing the other team 2,483 shots. On the campaign, the New York Islanders have a total of 208 goals, 80 points, as well as a points percentage of .526. They have a total of 194 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.59%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 84.69% on their oppositions 196 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.7%. They have allowed 207 goals to be scored by of a combination of 177 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov defending the net. He has gathered 15,339 saves out of the 16,741 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .916. Varlamov has compiled a lifetime mark of 260-209-62 and has been in net for 557 games. He was named a starter in 531 games and has been on the ice for 31,899 minutes. Varlamov's quality start rate is 56.7% and he has made 301 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has yielded 1,402 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (-133)
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