Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 5/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+112) Rangers (-134)
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Rangers will play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. Pittsburgh leads 3-1. The line on this contest has the Penguins at +112 and the Rangers are priced at -134. The betting total is set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-2 victory over the Rangers in Game 4. Pittsburgh recorded 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Penguins had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts and netted 1 goal. For the game, they finished 7 out of the 41 shots they put on goal.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have tallied 212 power play opportunities (29th in hockey) and have scored 33 goals in those chances. The Penguins have had 2,576 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. Pittsburgh has taken 2,849 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While playing at even strength, the Penguins have given up 189 goals while earning 219 of their own. Pittsburgh has accumulated 248 power play opportunities and they have scored 50 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 20.16%. For the current season, they sit with 103 points and their points percentage sits at .628. Regarding their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 269 goals (11th in hockey) on the season and have given up 222.
The player in the crease for this game is Louis Domingue. For his professional hockey career, Domingue has 61 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .484. His save percentage is at .905 in his 7,728 minutes guarding the cage. Domingue has had 4,117 shots against him and has garnered 3,726 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 391 goals versus Domingue in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 3.04. He has accumulated an overall record of 59-60-10 and he started in 126 games. Domingue has been in goal for 142 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their Game 4 win, the Rangers scored 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
New York has taken 2,392 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the other team 2,528 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 82.30% on their oppositions 226 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.9%. They have recorded 218 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 25.23%. The Rangers have accumulated 195 goals at even strength and 55 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 204 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the New York Rangers have notched a total of 250 goals, 110 points, and a points percentage of .671.
Across the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin protecting the goal. Shesterkin is sitting with a lifetime record of 62-29-7 and has participated in 100 contests. Shesterkin's quality start percentage is 70.5% and he has earned 67 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has recorded 2,815 saves out of 3,033 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .928. His opposition is averaging 2.31 goals/game and he has relinquished 218 goals in total. He has been a starter 95 games and has racked up 5,662 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+112)
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