Sunday, February 21, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -120 and the Wild at +100. The over/under has been set at 5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 61 games. They have an overall record of 38-18-5 and on the road they have a record of 16-11-3. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 175 goals and given up 142 goals for a point differential of +33. The Blackhawks have 5 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-23 and an over/under record of 21-28-12. Minnesota shows up with a record of 26-22-10 including 14-10-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 150 goals and surrendered 147 for a goal differential of +3. The Wild have 10 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-32 while their over/under record sits at 23-26-9.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 83 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 34 goals this season with 214 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 136 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 32 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,467 shots against him and has given up 104 goals. He has made 1,363 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Wild. He has 12 goals this season with 98 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 16 goals on 110 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 20 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,262 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 1,157 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 81 total points this season. They have scored 174 goals while giving up 142 goals. They have had 188 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Blackhawks have allowed 168 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.25% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Wild have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 177 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 150 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 150 goals scored while they've given up 145 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.84%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've attempted 3,404 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,392 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,504 attempts while they've given up 2,545 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 1,783 face off wins compared to 1,835 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Chicago has 1,051 hits and they've blocked 847 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,122 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,248 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 2,352 shots while they've given up 2,398 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 52.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.9% as they've compiled 1,839 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,701 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 850 shot attempts and they have 1,008 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 38-23 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 21-28-12 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 26-32 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 23-26-9 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
02/14/16 RW Marian Hossa Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/20/16 GO Devan Dubnyk Lower Body probable Sunday vs. Chicago
02/18/16 D Marco Scandella Upper Body "?" Sunday vs Chicago
02/06/16 D Jonas Brodin Foot expected to miss a month
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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