Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 2/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+158) Hurricanes (-172)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (10-3-1) play the Chicago Blackhawks (9-5-4) at PNC Arena on Friday. The Blackhawks open this contest at +158 while the Hurricanes are priced at -172. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Blackhawks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-0 win over the Red Wings their last time out. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 38 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 38 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 45.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.3 for this matchup. Chicago earned 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Blackhawks could have played much better offensively in the win. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. They accounted for 14 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and netted 1 goal. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
The Blackhawks have had 608 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .919. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 39 goals while having 34 on offense. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 56 power play opportunities (7th in the league) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have earned 22 points and their points % is .611. Chicago has tried 546 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. With respect to scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 52 goals (6th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 49. Chicago skates onto the rink with 55 power play opportunities and they have added 18 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 32.73%.
The player in the crease for this game is Kevin Lankinen. Lankinen has played in 12 games during his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 7-2-3 and he was named the starter in 12 games. The opposition has racked up 28 goals against Lankinen in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.29. Lankinen has seen 403 shot attempts against him and has recorded 375 total saves. His save percentage is .931 for his 733 minutes played. For his career, Lankinen has 9 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .750.
When they took the ice last, Carolina squared up with the Panthers in a matchup where the Hurricanes ended up losing by a tally of 4-3. Carolina wound up with a 52.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 44 and the Panthers finishing with a 40 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 98 and they had an oZS percentage of 60.2%. The Hurricanes scored 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and converted 1 out of those opportunities.
The Hurricanes have earned 37 goals at even strength and 13 goals (7th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Carolina has taken 446 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.21%, while allowing their opponents 395 shots. Over the course of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes are sitting with 50 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .750. They have a tally of 46 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 28.26%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.39% on their oppositions 51 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 40 goals to be scored by way of 30 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find James Reimer in goal. Reimer has amassed a career mark of 165-127-41 and has been in goal for 371 games. Reimer's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.0% and he has made 172 quality starting assignments in his career. He has gathered 9,863 saves out of 10,801 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.81 goals per contest and he has allowed 938 goals altogether. He has made the start in 337 contests and has accumulated 20,061 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+158)
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