Vancouver Canucks vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 10/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-120) Kraken (-120)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks head to Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken open this contest at -120 while the Canucks are priced at -120. The total opens at 6.
The Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks their last time out. The Corsi for the Canucks was 37 and the Corsi against was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their offensive zone starts were at 58.3% and their PDO rating was 118.8 for this game. Vancouver recorded 13 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Canucks had a solid offensive output in this victory. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.1%. They compiled 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 11 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 25 shots they looked to score on.
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The Canucks have had 163 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. While playing at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 11 goals while scoring 9 as an offensive unit. Vancouver Canucks opponents have 14 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 4 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 5 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Vancouver has tried 177 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.3%. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 13 goals (11th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 15. Vancouver comes into tonight with 19 power play opportunities and they have scored 4 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.05%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has participated in 76 matchups during his NHL career. He has a record of 36-32-5 and was named the starter in 73 games. The opposition has notched 217 goals against Demko in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.92. Demko has had 2,445 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,228 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 4,459 mins between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Demko has compiled 42 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .575.
In their last contest, Seattle played the Devils in a game where the Kraken took a loss by a score of 4-2. They had a PDO of 90 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 53.8%. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.4% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Devils having accrued a 37 Fenwick at even strength. The Kraken converted 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Seattle went home with a 50.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Seattle had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
On the campaign, the Seattle Kraken are sitting with 11 goals, 3 points, and a points percentage of .300. They have granted a total of 19 goals to be scored by way of 18 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice. The Kraken have accumulated 8 goals at even strength and 3 goals (15th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 15 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.00%. Seattle has attempted 130 shots (11th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.46%, while allowing their opponents 145 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 90.00% on their oppositions 10 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 86.9%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 2.37 goals per game and he has surrendered 471 goals overall. Grubauer's rate of quality starts comes out to 59.2% and he has qualified for 113 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 191 games and has played for a total of 11,928 minutes. Grubauer has accumulated a career mark of 110-63-22 and has played in 218 games. He has gathered 5,379 saves out of 5,850 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (-120)
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