Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 5/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+114) Rangers (-137)
Madison Square Garden is the location where the New York Rangers will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in Game 7 of their series. The odds on this game have the Penguins at +114 and the Rangers are coming in at -137. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-3 defeat against the Rangers in Game 6. Pittsburgh earned 8 mins in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Penguins played like an average offensive team in the loss. In the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 34 shots they tried.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 269 goals (11th in the league) this season and have allowed 222. For the current campaign, they have tallied 103 points and their points percentage sits at .628. Pittsburgh is sitting with 248 power play opportunities and they have added 50 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 20.16%. When at even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 189 goals while earning 219 on offense. Pittsburgh has attempted 2,849 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Penguins have had 2,576 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 212 power play opportunities (29th in the NHL) and have a total of 33 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Louis Domingue. For his professional hockey career, Domingue has 61 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .484. His save percentage currently is .905 in his 7,728 mins guarding the cage. Domingue has had 4,117 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,726 saves. The opposition has scored 391 goals against Domingue in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 3.04. He has accumulated an overall mark of 59-60-10 and he has gotten the start in 126 games. Domingue has taken the ice for 142 matchups during his hockey career.
In Game 6, New York opposed the Penguins in a game where the Rangers got the victory by a final score of 5-3. They had 3 chances on the power play in this matchup and earned 2 goals out of those chances. The Rangers tallied 5 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the year, the New York Rangers have accounted for 250 goals, 110 points, as well as a points percentage of .671. They have permitted 204 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. The Rangers have earned 195 goals at even strength and 55 goals (9th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 218 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.23%. New York has attempted 2,392 shots (28th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the opposition 2,528 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.30% on their opponents 226 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%.
For the opposition you are going to see Igor Shesterkin patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.31 goals per game and he has allowed 218 goals altogether. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts comes out to 70.5% and he has qualified for 67 quality starts in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 95 games and has racked up 5,662 mins. Shesterkin holds a lifetime mark of 62-29-7 and has participated in 100 games. He has recorded 2,815 stops out of the 3,033 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .928.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-137)
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