Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena is the site where Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (5-10-2) will play the Chicago Blackhawks (5-9-2) on Sunday.
The Blackhawks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Kraken in their previous contest. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 45.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 117.8 in this one. They recorded 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 37.3%. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 33 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 60 which means they had a Corsi rate of 35.5%. Chicago had 7 penalty minutes in this game. In addition, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but didn't convert it into a score. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive outing in the win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 19 shots they attempted.
In reference to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 36 goals (29th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have conceded 53. For the season, they have earned 12 points and their points percentage is .375. Chicago is sitting with 56 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 19.64%. At even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 46 goals while notching 25 themselves. Chicago has attempted 457 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.9%. The Blackhawks have had 510 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 50 power play opportunities (14th in the NHL) and have scored 7 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. For his professional hockey career, Fleury has 408 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .553. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 51,712 mins played. Fleury has had 25,340 shots taken against him and has amassed 23,137 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 2,203 goals versus Fleury in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. He has accumulated an overall mark of 496-283-82 and he was named the starter in 738 games. Fleury has been in net for 894 games over the course of his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Vancouver opposed the Avalanche in a game where the Canucks took the loss by a final score of 4-2. They had a PDO of 101 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.6%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but were not able to net one. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 57.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Avalanche finishing with a 30 Fenwick. The Canucks recorded 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. Vancouver earned a 55.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver played and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Vancouver has attempted 554 shots (7th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.58%, while allowing the other team 539 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 60.34% on the other teams 58 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.2%. They have recorded 62 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.52%. The Canucks have 33 goals at even strength and 9 goals (21st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 58 goals to be scored by way of 35 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 42 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .353.
Across the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in net. Demko has earned a career mark of 39-38-5 and has been in net for 85 contests. Demko's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.9% and he has accumulated 45 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has accrued 2,467 saves out of the 2,715 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .909. His opposition is averaging 2.99 goals per contest and he has yielded 248 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 82 contests and has accumulated 4,972 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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