New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 5/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-110) Penguins (-110)
The New York Rangers are en route to Bridgestone Arena on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of their series. The Penguins lead 2-1. The moneyline on this game has New York at -110 while Pittsburgh is opening at -110. The total is set at 6.
The New York Rangers were on the losing side of the ice with a 7-4 defeat to the Penguins in Game 3. New York amassed 6 minutes in the box in this contest. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Rangers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 36 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 at even strength, the Rangers have allowed the opponent to score 164 goals while getting 195 on the offensive side of the ice. New York Rangers opponents have recorded 226 power play tries (19th in professional hockey) and have come away with 40 goals in those chances. For the year, they have earned 110 points and their points percentage is .671. New York has taken 2,392 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have racked up 250 goals (16th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 204. New York is sitting with 218 power play chances and they have notched 55 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.23%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Igor Shesterkin. Opponents have tallied 218 goals versus Shesterkin in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.31. Shesterkin has been involved in 100 matchups during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .928 for his 5,662 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated an overall record of 62-29-7 and he has started in 95 games. Over the course of his career, Shesterkin has compiled 67 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .705. Shesterkin has seen 3,033 shot attempts against him and has amassed 2,815 saves.
In their Game 3 win, Pittsburgh had 3 power play chances in this matchup and scored 2 goals out of those tries. The Penguins netted 7 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they tried.
On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 269 goals, 103 points, and a points percentage of .628. They have permitted 222 goals to be scored by way of 189 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins have accumulated 219 goals at even strength and 50 goals (16th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 248 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.16%. Pittsburgh has attempted 2,849 shots (6th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the opposition 2,576 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.43% on their opponents 212 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%.
For the opposition you are going to see Casey DeSmith defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.67 goals per game and he has yielded 231 goals altogether. DeSmith's quality start percentage is 56.1% and he has 46 quality starts in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 82 contests and has played 5,194 minutes. DeSmith has earned a lifetime mark of 43-28-11 and has played in 96 games. He has gathered 2,497 stops out of the 2,728 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-110)
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