New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 5/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-118) Penguins (-102)
Bridgestone Arena is where the Pittsburgh Penguins will attempt to beat the New York Rangers on Friday in Game 6 of their series. Pittsburgh leads 3-2. The moneyline on this game has New York at -118 and Pittsburgh is priced at -102. The over/under is set at 7.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-3 win over the Penguins in Game 5. New York garnered 8 minutes in the box in this outing. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. The Rangers had a good offensive output in this victory. For the outing, they scored on 5 out of the 34 shots they attempted.
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The Rangers have had 2,528 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .919. While playing at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 164 goals while earning 195 when they are on offense. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 226 power play tries (19th in the league) and have earned 40 goals in those chances. For the season, they have 110 points and their points percentage is sitting at .671. New York has attempted 2,392 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have tallied 250 goals (16th in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 204. New York has tallied 218 power play chances and they have notched 55 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.23%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Igor Shesterkin. Opponents have scored 218 goals against Shesterkin in his career and his goals against average is 2.31. Shesterkin has participated in 100 games during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .928 in his 5,662 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall record of 62-29-7 and he started in 95 games. For his career, Shesterkin has recorded 67 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .705. Shesterkin has seen 3,033 shots against him and has gathered 2,815 saves.
In Game 5 the Penguins had 3 power play chances in this outing but didn't score a goal. The Penguins netted 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued.
The Penguins have earned 219 goals at even strength and 50 goals (16th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Pittsburgh has tried 2,849 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the opposition 2,576 shots. On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have notched a total of 269 goals, 103 points, in addition to a points percentage of .628. They have a total of 248 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 20.16%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 84.43% on their opponents 212 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%. They have granted a total of 222 goals to be scored by of a combination of 189 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Louis Domingue in net. His opposition is averaging 3.04 goals per game and he has yielded 391 goals overall. Domingue's rate of quality starts comes out to 48.4% and he has made 61 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 126 contests and has racked up 7,728 mins. Domingue has compiled a career mark of 59-60-10 and has played in 142 contests. He has a tally of 3,726 saves out of 4,117 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-118)
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