New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 2/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
PPG Paints Arena is where the Pittsburgh Penguins (27-19-9) will attempt to beat the New York Islanders (28-24-7) on Monday.
The New York Islanders will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-2 loss to the Bruins in their last outing. The Islanders offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 28 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. New York had 6 penalty minutes in this matchup.
In relation to scoring goals, the New York Islanders have earned 171 goals (19th in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 164. For the season, the have a total of 63 points and their points percentage comes in at .534. New York has compiled 167 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 17.37%. While at even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 134 goals while scoring 142 of their own. New York has taken 1,817 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Islanders so far have had 1,875 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .913. New York Islanders opponents have totaled 169 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have a total of 30 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Ilya Sorokin. During his career on the ice, Sorokin is sitting with 79 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .699. He has a save percentage of .923 for his 6,757 mins between the pipes. Sorokin has seen 3,474 shots taken against him and has recorded 3,207 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 267 goals against Sorokin in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.37. He has compiled a mark of 57-41-16 and he started in 113 games. Sorokin has taken the ice for 116 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh squared up with the Devils in a game where the Penguins went home in defeat by a score of 5-2. The Penguins recorded 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this game and earned 1 out of those tries.
During this campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 177 goals, 63 points, as well as a points percentage of .573. They have granted a total of 173 goals to be scored by of a combination of 138 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have earned 136 goals at even strength and 41 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 191 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.47%. Pittsburgh has put up 1,835 shots (7th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.65%, while allowing the other team 1,875 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.23% on their oppositions 177 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Casey DeSmith in the crease. DeSmith has amassed a lifetime mark of 53-40-15 and has been in goal for 123 contests. DeSmith's quality start rate comes out to 52.8% and he has qualified for 57 quality starts in his professional career. He has gathered 3,278 saves out of the 3,592 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.81 goals per contest and he has allowed 314 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 108 games and his ice time sits at 6,712 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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