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Thursday Night Hockey: NHL Predictions (November 2nd, 2023)

Gear up for a thrilling night of NHL action with our expert predictions for Thursday Night Hockey on November 2nd, 2023. Find out the top picks and insights for the exciting matchups including florida vs Detroit, Toronto vs Boston and much more.

Thursday Night Hockey: NHL Predictions (November 2nd, 2023)

Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
  • TV: Bally Sports Detroit
  • Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+105) Red Wings (-133)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Florida Panthers (4-3-1) are set to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (6-3-1) at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday. The Panthers are listed as the underdogs with a moneyline of +105, while the Red Wings are favored with a moneyline of -133. The over/under for the game is 7.

After suffering a 3-2 loss to the Bruins in their previous game, the Florida Panthers (4-3-1) will look to bounce back. The Panthers had a poor offensive performance in the loss, scoring only 2 goals on 37 shots and failing to convert on the power play.

Florida’s opponents have had 28 power play opportunities against them, resulting in 9 goals. The Panthers have faced 236 shots and have a save percentage of .903. Offensively, the Panthers have scored 18 goals at even strength and 4 goals on the power play. They have a points percentage of .563, with 9 points so far this season.

In goal for the Panthers will be Sergei Bobrovsky, who has a save percentage of .915 in his career. He has allowed 1,623 goals in 649 games, with a goals against average of 2.61.

The Detroit Red Wings (6-3-1) are coming off a 4-3 victory against the Islanders. They have a strong offense, scoring 28 goals at even strength and 12 goals on the power play. Defensively, they have allowed 24 goals at even strength and 7 shorthanded goals.

Ville Husso will be in goal for the Red Wings. He has a save percentage of .904 and has allowed an average of 2.95 goals per game.

The Pick: Florida Panthers (+105)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
  • TV: ESPN+/Hulu
  • Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (+140) Bruins (-175)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Toronto Maple Leafs (5-3-1) face off against the Boston Bruins (8-0-1) at TD Garden on Thursday. The odds for this game favor the Bruins at -175, while the Maple Leafs have a +140 underdog tag. The over/under is set at 7.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off a tough 4-1 loss to the Kings in their previous game. They struggled with penalties, spending a total of 18 minutes in the penalty box. Despite having 4 power play opportunities, they only managed to score 1 goal. The Maple Leafs’ offense lacked firepower in this defeat, converting just 1 of their 30 shots on goal.

So far this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have scored 29 goals (12th in the NHL) and allowed 28 goals. They currently have 11 points, with a points percentage of .611. On the power play, the Maple Leafs have capitalized on 10 of their 32 chances, giving them a success rate of 31.25%. At even strength, their offense has scored 19 goals while allowing 20 goals against. They have attempted 299 shots with a shooting percentage of 9.7%. Defensively, the Maple Leafs have faced 263 shots and have a save percentage of .894. Their opponents have had 31 power play opportunities, scoring 8 goals.

In net for the Toronto Maple Leafs is Ilya Samsonov. Throughout his NHL career, Samsonov has recorded 61 quality starts with a percentage of .492. His save percentage stands at .906 in 7,597 minutes played. Samsonov has faced 3,624 shot attempts and has made 3,283 saves. He has allowed 341 goals, resulting in a goals against average of 2.69. With an overall record of 81-33-14, Samsonov has started in 124 games, appearing in a total of 136 games.

In their most recent game, the Boston Bruins defeated the Panthers 3-2. They had 1 power play opportunity but failed to score. The Bruins managed to score 3 goals on 26 shots.

So far this season, the Boston Bruins have scored 29 goals, earning 17 points and a points percentage of .944. They have allowed a total of 14 goals, with 13 goals at even strength and 1 shorthanded goal. The Bruins have scored 24 goals at even strength and 5 power play goals (17th in the league). They have had 30 power play chances with a success rate of 16.67%. Boston has attempted 280 shots with a shooting percentage of 10.36%, while their opponents have taken 264 shots. The Bruins have a penalty kill rate of 97.30% on 37 power play opportunities and a save percentage of 94.7%.

Guarding the net for the Boston Bruins is Jeremy Swayman. Swayman has made 2,259 saves out of 2,451 shots faced, giving him a save percentage of .922. With a career record of 58-23-7, Swayman has appeared in 92 games, starting in 86 of them. He has played a total of 5,244 minutes, achieving a quality start rate of 67.4%. Swayman has allowed an average of 2.20 goals per game, with a total of 192 goals surrendered.

The Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs (+140)

Montreal Canadiens vs Arizona Coyotes

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Location: Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ
  • TV: Bally Sports
  • Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+100) Coyotes (-125)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Arizona Coyotes (4-4-0) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (5-2-2) at Mullett Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have Montreal at +100 and Arizona is coming in at -125. The betting total is set at 7.

The Montreal Canadiens had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Golden Knights their last time on the ice. Montreal garnered 6 penalty minutes for this contest. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren’t able to convert one of them into a goal. The Canadiens had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this game. In the outing, they earned a goal on 2 of the 39 shots they put on goal.

While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 17 goals while having 20 themselves. Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 44 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have come away with 11 goals in those attempts. With respect to scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 27 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have given up 28. Montreal has taken 269 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.0%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 12 points and their points percentage is .667. The Canadiens so far have had 317 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Montreal has accumulated 35 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.00%.

The player in the crease for this game is Jake Allen. Allen has participated in 399 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 186-150-39 and he has gotten the start in 378 games. Opponents have scored 1,011 goals against Allen in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. Allen has had 11,113 shots against him and has garnered 10,102 total saves. His save percentage is at .909 during his 22,458 mins between the pipes. For his career, Allen has compiled 201 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .532.

In their last game, Arizona faced the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Coyotes ended up with the win by a final score of 8-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest and recorded 1 out of those tries. The Coyotes netted 8 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted.

On the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 27 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 21 goals to be scored by of a combination of 14 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes have 18 goals at even strength and 9 goals (7th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 34 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 26.47%. Arizona has taken 227 shots (29th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.89%, while allowing their opponents 256 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 74.07% on their opponents 27 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.8%.

On the other side of the ice you are going to see Connor Ingram defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 3.31 goals/game and he has yielded 108 goals altogether. Ingram’s rate of quality starts comes in at 57.6% and he has made 19 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 33 games and his ice time sits at 1,956 minutes. Ingram has amassed a lifetime record of 9-16-8 and has been in net for 34 games. He has accrued 1,036 stops out of the 1,144 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .906.

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens(+100)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
  • TV: Monumental Sports Network
  • Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-133) Capitals (+105)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The New York Islanders (4-2-2) will visit the Washington Capitals (4-3-1) at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 2, 2023. The Islanders are favored at -133, while the Capitals are the underdogs at +105. The over/under for the game is set at 7.

In their previous game, the New York Islanders suffered a 4-3 loss against the Red Wings. The Islanders had an average offensive performance, scoring 1 goal on 40 shots and converting 2 of their 14 power play opportunities.

So far this season, the New York Islanders have scored 21 goals and allowed 23 goals. They have accumulated 10 points with a points percentage of .625. On the power play, the Islanders have scored 4 goals on 25 opportunities, while at even strength, they have recorded 17 goals for and 17 goals against. The Islanders have a shot percentage of 8.0% and a save percentage of .917.

Ilya Sorokin will be the goaltender for the New York Islanders. In his NHL career, Sorokin has allowed 327 goals with a goals against average of 2.37. He has a save percentage of .923, a win-loss record of 73-47-20, and has started in 139 games. Sorokin has faced 4,245 shots and made 3,918 saves, with 97 quality starts and a quality starts percentage of .698.

In their last game, the Washington Capitals defeated the Sharks 3-1. The Capitals had 3 power play opportunities but failed to score on any of them. They scored 3 goals on 42 shots.

The Capitals have attempted 237 shots and have a shot percentage of 7.17%. They have allowed their opponents to take 243 shots and have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.00%. On the power play, the Capitals have scored 3 goals on 25 opportunities. At even strength, they have scored 14 goals and allowed 19 goals. The Capitals have a save percentage of 89.3%.

Darcy Kuemper will be the goaltender for the Washington Capitals. He has allowed an average of 2.55 goals per game and has surrendered 870 goals in his career. Kuemper has a percentage of quality starts of 55.2% and has started in 344 games. He has made 9,474 saves out of 10,344 shots, with a save percentage of .916.

The Pick: Washington Capitals +105

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
  • TV: Sportsnet
  • Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+100) Oilers (-125)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Dallas Stars (5-1-1) are hitting the road to Rogers Place on Thursday where they will meet the Edmonton Oilers (2-5-1). The moneyline on this game has Dallas at +100 and Edmonton opens at -125. The total has been set at 7.

The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 5-3 victory against the Blue Jackets their last time out. Dallas recorded 6 penalty minutes in this contest. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren’t able to make the most of them. The Stars had a good offensive outing in this victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 5 out of the 33 shots they launched.

At even strength, the Stars have given up 16 goals while notching 19 of their own. Dallas Stars opponents have earned 22 power play tries (30th in hockey) and have tallied 1 goal in those chances. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have notched 21 goals (26th in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 17. Dallas has tried 208 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 11 points and their points % is .786. The Stars have had 215 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .921. Dallas has 21 power play opportunities and they have notched 2 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 9.52%.

Patrolling the crease for the game will be Scott Wedgewood. Opponents have notched 282 goals against Wedgewood in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.03. Wedgewood has participated in 100 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .907 for his 5,576 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated a record of 33-42-17 and he was named the starter in 88 games. Over the course of his pro career, Wedgewood has compiled 42 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .477. Wedgewood has had 3,045 shots against him and has recorded 2,763 total saves.

In their last outing, Edmonton played the Flames in a game where the Oilers earned a win by a tally of 5-2. The Oilers netted 5 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn’t put one in the back of the net.

The Oilers are sitting with 15 goals at even strength and 7 goals (15th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has taken 251 shots (26th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.76%, while allowing the other team 241 shots. This season, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 22 goals, 5 points, as well as a points percentage of .313. They have allowed 32 goals to be scored by way of 23 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 29 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.14%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 72.73% on their oppositions 33 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 86.7%.

Across the rink you are likely to see Jack Campbell protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.75 goals per contest and he has allowed 450 goals overall. Campbell’s quality start percentage comes out to 50.9% and he has 83 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He was named a starter in 163 contests and his ice time sits at 9,819 mins. Campbell has a lifetime mark of 93-51-18 and has played in 175 games. He has racked up 4,518 stops out of 4,968 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .909.

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers (-125)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Los Angeles Kings vs Ottawa Senators

  • Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
  • TV: TSN
  • Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-110) Senators (-110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Canadian Tire Centre is where the Ottawa Senators (4-4-0) will try to beat the Los Angeles Kings (5-2-2) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Kings at -110 and the Senators are at -110. The betting total is set at 7.

The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs in their last outing. Los Angeles had 8 penalty mins in this contest. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. The Kings had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. For the outing, they converted 4 of the 27 shots they put on net.

While at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 24 goals while having 32 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles Kings opponents have earned 32 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and have tallied 5 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 39 goals (2nd in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 29. Los Angeles has tried 291 shots and has a shooting percentage of 13.4%. For the season, they sit with 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .667. The Kings have seen 251 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .884. Los Angeles has accumulated 40 power play chances and they have added 7 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 17.50%.

Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Cam Talbot. Opponents have scored 1,107 goals versus Talbot in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.65. Talbot has taken the ice for 439 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .914 during his 25,079 mins between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss mark of 222-158-37 and he has gotten the start in 419 games. Over the course of his career, Talbot has recorded 227 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .542. Talbot has seen 12,805 shots taken against him and has garnered 11,698 total saves.

In their last outing, Ottawa faced off against the Penguins in an outing where the Senators took home the win by a mark of 5-2. The Senators recorded 5 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup and scored 1 out of those attempts.

On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have 32 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 26 goals to be scored by way of 19 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have accumulated 24 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 38 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.05%. Ottawa has taken 276 shots (16th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.59%, while allowing the other team 238 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.86% on their oppositions 29 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.

For the opposition you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo protecting the net. He has tallied 5,905 saves out of 6,533 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .904. Korpisalo has accrued a lifetime record of 96-84-25 and has been in net for 227 contests. He has made the start in 206 contests and has been on the ice for 12,494 mins. Korpisalo’s rate of quality starts comes in at 50.0% and he has accumulated 103 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 3.02 goals per contest and he has surrendered 628 goals overall.

The Pick: Los Angeles Kings (-110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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