San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Blackhawks (-118)
The Chicago Blackhawks (24-38-11) will try to beat the San Jose Sharks (29-33-10) at United Center on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Sharks at +100 and the Blackhawks are coming in at -118. The over/under is set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 1-0 defeat against the Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. San Jose had 16 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Sharks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. They also had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to notch a goal. For the matchup, they couldn't finish any of the 25 shots they attempted.
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When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 184 goals (31st in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 227. For the year, they have earned 68 points and their points percentage is .472. San Jose has accumulated 197 power play opportunities and they have notched 37 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 18.78%. When at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 200 goals while scoring 147 when they are on offense. San Jose has attempted 2,111 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Sharks have had 2,317 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .902. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 193 power play tries (28th in pro hockey) and have a total of 27 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is James Reimer. In his professional hockey career, Reimer has recorded 206 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .526. His save percentage is at .913 in his 23,270 minutes on the ice. Reimer has seen 12,475 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 11,394 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,081 goals versus Reimer in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.79. He has accumulated an overall record of 191-147-50 and he has started in 392 games. Reimer has taken the ice for 428 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, Chicago opposed the Kings in a matchup where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5-2. The Blackhawks notched 2 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they took. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
Chicago has attempted 2,097 shots (30th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.06%, while allowing the other team 2,397 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.25% on their opponents 202 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.2%. They have earned 218 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.64%. The Blackhawks have earned 145 goals at even strength and 45 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 258 goals to be scored by way of 208 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 190 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .404.
For the opposition you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen in goal. Teams are averaging 3.26 goals per game and he has relinquished 193 goals altogether. Lankinen's percentage of quality starts comes out to 45.8% and he has made 27 quality starts in his NHL career. He has been a starter 59 contests and his ice time sits at 3,552 minutes. Lankinen has compiled a career mark of 21-26-11 and has played in 61 games. He has compiled 1,751 stops out of 1,944 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .901.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+100)
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