Toy: New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
location: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
Odds / Spread: (+146) Islanders Rangers (-178)
Madison Square Garden is where the New York Rangers (18-11-5) will try to beat the New York Islanders (18-13-2) on Thursday. The odds in this game have New York at +146 while New York opens at -178. Total 6.
The New York Islanders put in a decent effort after finishing tied 0-0 against the Avalanche in their previous game. The Islanders didn’t have the best offensive outing in this game. While there on the ice, they finished the night with no scores out of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had one chance at the power play but were unable to obtain one. New York had 4 penalty minutes in this game.
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Even on power, the Islanders conceded 71 goals while getting 84 goals. Opponents of the New York Islanders have 100 power play opportunities (21st in the NHL) and have a total of 19 goals on those attempts. In terms of their scoring abilities, the New York Islanders have scored 104 goals (16th in the NHL) this year and allowed 90 goals. New York took 1,027 shots and a shooting percentage of 10.1%. Over the year, they scored 38 points and their points percentage comes in at 0.576. The Islanders have so far tried 1,067 rounds against them and achieved a save percentage of 0.916. New York took 98 solid chances and scored 20 during those advantages, earning a percentage of 20.41%.
The player guarding the cage in this match is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has played in 97 games over the course of his hockey career. He has an overall mark of 49-34-12 and has been named a starter in 94 games. The opponent was able to score 219 goals against Sorokin in his professional hockey career, and his average goals in the competition was 2.34. Sorokin made 2,883 shot attempts against him and collected 2,664 total passes. His savings are currently 0.924 for 5615 minutes between tubes. In his career, Sorokin has had 66 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is 702.
In their final game, New York faced the Penguins in a game that ended in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. They had 3 power play chances in this match but couldn’t put a single one into the back of the net. Rangers scored two of their 28 shots on goal.
New York caught 1,099 shots (seventh in professional hockey) and accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.01%, while allowing the other team 993 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.20% in their fights, 101 power play attempts, and have a save percentage of 90.7%. They have 103 chances on power play and have a solid run rate of 23.30%. The Rangers scored an equal power of 86 goals and 24 goals (15th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They allowed 92 goals with an equal-strength 72-goal combo and 20 goals while having fewer men on the ice. This season, the New York Rangers have 110 goals, 41 points, and a 0.603-point percentage.
Across the ice you will probably see Igor Shesterkin in the net. The teams average 2.33 goals/game and conceded 279 goals overall. Shesterkin’s quality starting percentage is 69.2% and he has made a career-high 83 starts. He earned the starting nod in 120 games and had his ice time at 7,175 minutes. Shesterkin posted a career mark of 78-34-11 and started 125 games. He hit 3,497 stops out of 3,776 attempts against him, giving him a . 926 percentage.
Who will win the NHL game tonight against the spread or the money line?
Man’s Choice: Take the Rangers (-178)
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