Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 5/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NHL Network
United Center is the venue where Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (23-25-6) will take on the Dallas Stars (21-18-14) on Sunday.
The Stars were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-2 defeat to the Lightning in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Stars was sitting at 33 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 40 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 45.2%. Their offensive zone starts were at 51.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 80.1 for this game. Dallas recorded 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Stars didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against was 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.3%. They earned 22 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the puck. In addition, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to net one. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 22 shots they put on goal.
The Stars have had 1,443 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. While playing at even strength, the Stars let the opposition score 108 goals while notching 108 on offense. Dallas Stars opponents have 143 power play tries (24th in professional hockey) and have a total of 30 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have racked up 56 points and their points % is .528. Dallas has taken 1,579 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.1%. In relation to scoring goals, the Dallas Stars have notched 144 goals (20th in the NHL) on the season and have given up 138. Dallas skates onto the rink with 153 power play opportunities and they have added 36 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 23.53%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Anton Khudobin. Over the course of his pro career, Khudobin has 132 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .579. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 13,721 minutes guarding the cage. Khudobin has had 6,834 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 6,271 saves. Opponents have been able to score 563 goals against Khudobin in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. He has an overall mark of 110-86-32 and got the start in 228 games. Khudobin has been in goal for 248 matchups during his hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Chicago played the Hurricanes in a game where the Blackhawks earned a victory by a score of 2-1. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal. The Blackhawks earned 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 108 and their percentage of oZS was 40.0%. Chicago wound up with a 43.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate was 43.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 38 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 50 Fenwick.
Chicago has attempted 1,587 shots (13th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.51%, while allowing the other team 1,799 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.03% on the other teams 148 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%. They have earned 169 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 21.89%. The Blackhawks have scored 114 goals at even strength and 37 goals (9th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 177 goals to be scored by way of 143 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Chicago Blackhawks are sitting with 151 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .481.
Across the ice you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen patrolling the crease. He has accounted for 1,058 saves out of the 1,165 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .908. Lankinen has amassed a lifetime record of 16-14-5 and has participated in 36 contests. He got the starting nod in 36 games and has played 2,115 minutes. Lankinen's rate of quality starts comes out to 50.0% and he has made 18 quality starts in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 3.04 goals per contest and he has surrendered 107 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.