New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 5/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-104) Penguins (-118)
PPG Paints Arena is the location where the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to defeat the New York Rangers on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers at -104 and the Penguins open at -118. The over/under comes in at 6.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-2 victory against the Penguins in Game 2. New York tallied 12 minutes in the box in this game. The Rangers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. They also had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. For the matchup, they scored on 5 of the 40 shots they looked to score on.
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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 getting 195 on the offensive side of the ice. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 226 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have scored 40 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have scored 110 points and their points percentage sits at .671. New York has taken 2,392 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have notched 250 goals (16th in the NHL) so far this season and have conceded 204. New York steps onto the ice with 218 power play chances and they have tallied 55 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 25.23%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has been involved in 100 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a mark of 62-29-7 and he started in 95 games. The opposition has scored 218 goals versus Shesterkin in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.31. Shesterkin has seen 3,033 shots against him and has recorded 2,815 total saves. He has a save percentage of .928 in his 5,662 mins on the ice. During his career on the ice, Shesterkin has earned 67 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .705.
In their Game 2 loss, the Penguins earned 2 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Penguins are sitting with 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 the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the other team 2,576 shots. During this campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 269 goals, 103 points, in addition to a points percentage of .628. They have a tally of 248 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 20.16%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.43% on their oppositions 212 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.4%. They have permitted 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 Casey DeSmith in net. Teams are averaging 2.67 goals per game and he has conceded 231 goals overall. DeSmith's quality start rate is 56.1% and he has qualified for 46 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 82 games and his ice time sits at 5,194 mins. DeSmith is the owner of a lifetime mark of 43-28-11 and has participated in 96 games. He has a tally of 2,497 stops out of 2,728 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-104)
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