Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Parlay 10/18/2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
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Alexander Wennberg and the Columbus Blue Jackets (3-3-0, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) travel to United Center on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks (1-2-1, 5th in the Central Division). The Blackhawks open this game at -139 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +126. The O/U has been set at 6. The Blue Jackets cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 3-3 SU. Chicago is covering 25.0% of the time, going 1-3 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 2 win over the Dallas Stars the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had a middle of the road offensive outing in the victory. In this matchup, they netted 3 out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Columbus racked up a total of 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 42 and the Corsi against at even strength was 46 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 47.7%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.0%. They took 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 43.3% and they had a PDO of 103.8 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars earned 32 shots. They finished with 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities. Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 6 total points this season, which ranks them 19th in the NHL. They are 24th in the league in goals scored with 14 while they've given up 20 goals, ranking them 15th overall. They have had 18 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have allowed 19 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, putting them 24th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.00% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 25th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Chicago Blackhawks faced off against the Edmonton Oilers in a matchup where the Blackhawks took home the victory by a final of 3 - 1. For this outing, Chicago had a 58.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 44 while the opposition had a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage was 63.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Oilers ending the game with a 20 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Chicago had and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO at even strength was 113.0 and their percentage of oZS was 62.7%. The Blackhawks converted 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Oilers had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal on that chance. Chicago allowed 28 shots on goal and the Oilers racked up a total of 8 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 28th in the NHL with a total of 3 points this year. They have 2 power play goals on 9 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks them 15th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 62%. That is 28th in the NHL. As a team, the Blackhawks are 29th in the league with 12 goals scored while they've given up 13 goals, which is 26th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.60%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Columbus is 20th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9%, as they've attempted 230 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 240 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51% as they have 171 attempts while they have given up 164 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time, which is 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 111 face-off wins compared to 131 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.9%. That ranks them 28th in the league. On defense Columbus has 105 hits and they have blocked 76 shots from the opposition, putting them 7th overall.
The Blackhawks are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 42.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 57.5% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 81 face-off wins compared to 98 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.3%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Chicago has 104 hits and they have blocked 44 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Chicago is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2% as they've attempted 149 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 154 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.5% ranks 14th as they have 112 attempts while they have given up 110 shots on the defensive end.
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