Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
PNC Arena is the site where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (33-10-7) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (22-22-6) on Monday.
The Blackhawks will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 defeat to the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 36 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 54 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 40.0%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 47.6% and their PDO rating was 103.0 in this game. Chicago recorded 4 mins in the box for this game. The Blackhawks offense didn't overly impress in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 40.3%. They amassed 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 17 attempts to gain puck control. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. In the outing, they tallied a score on 3 of the 27 shots they put on net.
In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 140 goals (16th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 160. For the year, they have earned 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Chicago comes into tonight with 158 power play chances and they have notched 35 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 22.15%. At even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 127 goals while earning 105 as an offensive unit. Chicago has taken 1,478 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Blackhawks have had 1,654 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 140 power play opportunities (21st in pro hockey) and have notched 33 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Kevin Lankinen. In his professional hockey career, Lankinen has earned 17 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .486. His save percentage is at .909 for his 2,057 mins in the crease. Lankinen has seen 1,123 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,021 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 102 goals versus Lankinen in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.97. He has compiled a mark of 16-13-5 and got the start in 35 games. Lankinen has participated in 35 contests throughout his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Carolina went up against the Red Wings in a game where the Hurricanes took home the victory by a tally of 3-1. Carolina earned a 65.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 65.6% with a Fenwick of 42 and the Red Wings having accrued a 22 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.5%. The Hurricanes scored 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched a total of 160 goals, 73 points, in addition to a points percentage of .730. They have permitted 118 goals to be scored by of a combination of 93 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Hurricanes have tallied 119 goals at even strength and 41 goals (2nd in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 151 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 27.15%. Carolina has taken 1,606 shots (4th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.96%, while allowing the other team 1,418 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.38% on their oppositions 160 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.7%.
Across the ice you are going to see Petr Mrazek protecting the goal. He has a tally of 6,738 saves out of the 7,396 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .911. Mrazek has earned a career record of 127-95-30 and has played in 272 games. He has started in 247 contests and has played 15,266 minutes. Mrazek's quality start percentage comes out to 52.2% and he has made 129 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals per contest and he has relinquished 658 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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