Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is the location where the Chicago Blackhawks (6-9-3) will go up against the Montreal Canadiens (9-9-1) on Friday.
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7-2 defeat against the Sabres in their previous outing. Montreal accrued 17 penalty mins for this game. Moreover, they had 6 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. The Canadiens had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For the matchup, they converted 2 of the 31 shots they attempted.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 63 power play opportunities (18th in professional hockey) and have notched 13 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have seen 636 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .890. Montreal has tried 586 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 57 goals while scoring 48 of their own. Montreal comes into the game with 56 power play opportunities and they have tallied 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 16.07%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 19 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 57 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have given up 70.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jake Allen. The opposition has racked up 902 goals versus Allen in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.64. Allen has been in net for 366 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 20,537 mins played. He has a record of 174-133-35 and was named the starter in 346 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Allen has accrued 183 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .529. Allen has had 10,052 shots against him and has recorded 9,150 saves.
When they took the ice last, Chicago faced off against the Penguins in a matchup where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5-3. The Blackhawks notched 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
This season, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched a total of 44 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .417. They have granted a total of 61 goals to be scored by of a combination of 45 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blackhawks have scored 32 goals at even strength and 12 goals (24th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 56 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 21.43%. Chicago has attempted 464 shots (31st in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.48%, while allowing their opponents 623 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.38% on the other teams 65 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Petr Mrazek in the crease. Mrazek is the owner of a career record of 141-105-32 and has played in 301 games. Mrazek's quality start percentage sits at 50.7% and he has accumulated 139 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 7,442 stops out of 8,189 shots tried, giving him a rate of .909. Opponents are averaging 2.66 goals per game and he has given up 747 goals overall. He has been a starter 274 games and has played for a total of 16,835 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago
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