Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 2/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+145) Stars (-175)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (5-4-4) head to American Airlines Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars (5-2-2). The Stars open this contest at -175 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +145. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Blackhawks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Stars in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 44.2%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 53.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.0 in this one. Chicago tallied 13 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Blackhawks didn't have a great showing offensively in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They garnered 22 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the face-off. They also had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and notched 1 goal. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 35 shots they tried.
The Blackhawks have had 441 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .914. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 30 goals while notching 21 of their own. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 45 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have scored 14 points and their points percentage is sitting at .538. Chicago has tried 410 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. With respect to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 37 goals (10th in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 38. Chicago has accounted for 41 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 36.59%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kevin Lankinen. The opposition has notched 19 goals against Lankinen in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.32. Lankinen has been in goal for 8 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .928 for his 491 minutes on the ice. He has earned an overall mark of 4-1-3 and he started in 8 games. In his career, Lankinen has compiled 6 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .750. Lankinen has seen 265 shots against him and has garnered 246 total saves.
In their loss to Chicago, Dallas had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't score a goal. The Stars notched 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 100 and their percentage of oZS was 47.3%. Dallas went home with a 55.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Dallas had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate was 50.7% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this season, the Dallas Stars have notched a total of 33 goals, 12 points, and a points percentage of .667. They have permitted 22 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. The Stars are sitting with 18 goals at even strength and 14 goals (4th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 38 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 36.84%. Dallas has taken 233 shots (31st in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 14.16%, while allowing their opponents 247 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.49% on their oppositions 39 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 14.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Anton Khudobin in the crease. He has a tally of 5,733 stops out of the 6,240 shots taken, giving him a save % of .919. Khudobin has accrued a career record of 102-78-26 and has participated in 224 games. He has made the start in 204 games and has been on the ice for 12,379 minutes. Khudobin's quality start percentage comes in at 58.3% and he has made 119 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has yielded 507 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+145)
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