San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks (7-11-2) will take on the San Jose Sharks (10-9-1) on Sunday.
The Sharks will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 defeat against the Maple Leafs their last time out. The Corsi for the Sharks was 49 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 39 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.7%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 60.3% and they had a PDO of 91.5 in this one. San Jose tallied 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. They tallied 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to make the most of them. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 1 of the 35 shots they attempted.
With regard to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 53 goals (21st in pro hockey) for the year and have conceded 57. For the season, they have scored 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .525. San Jose comes into the game with 56 power play opportunities and they have scored 10 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.86%. When playing at even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 50 goals while getting 43 on offense. San Jose has tried 571 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. The Sharks have had 603 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 56 power play tries (21st in the league) and have a total of 7 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is James Reimer. Reimer has participated in 397 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 179-135-44 and he started in 361 games. The opposition has notched 997 goals against Reimer in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.77. Reimer has had 11,533 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,536 total saves. His save percentage currently is .914 for his 21,575 minutes on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Reimer has accrued 185 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .512.
In their last contest, Chicago played the Blues in a matchup where the Blackhawks ended up with the victory by a score of 3-2. Chicago went home with a 54.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Blues earning a 30 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 108 and they had an oZS percentage of 56.7%. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Chicago has taken 560 shots (27th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 7.86%, while allowing their opponents 647 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 84.48% on the other teams 58 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%. They have earned 66 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 16.67%. The Blackhawks have earned 33 goals at even strength and 11 goals (18th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 65 goals to be scored by of a combination of 56 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 44 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .400.
For the opposition you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the goal. Fleury has compiled a career mark of 497-284-82 and has been in goal for 896 games. Fleury's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.4% and he has earned 410 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 23,211 saves out of the 25,417 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has relinquished 2,206 goals in total. He has made the start in 740 games and has accumulated 51,831 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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