Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Canucks (23-22-6) are hosting the Seattle Kraken (16-31-4) at Rogers Arena on Monday.
The Seattle Kraken will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 defeat to the Flames their last time on the ice. Seattle garnered 9 penalty minutes in this game. The Kraken had a below average offensive performance in the loss. Additionally, they had 1 attempt on the power play but didn't net one. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 23 shots they put on goal.
The Kraken have had 1,445 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .876. While playing at even strength, the Kraken let the opposition score 148 goals while scoring 109 of their own. Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 126 power play opportunities (29th in hockey) and have a total of 31 goals in those chances. For the year, they have racked up 36 points and their points % is .353. Seattle has attempted 1,437 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have accounted for 132 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have conceded 179. Seattle skates onto the rink with 143 power play chances and they have added 23 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 16.08%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Philipp Grubauer. Over the course of his career, Grubauer has tallied 122 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .545. His save percentage currently is at .916 in his 13,814 mins played. Grubauer has had 6,715 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 6,148 saves. The opposition has scored 567 goals versus Grubauer in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. He has compiled an overall record of 121-82-25 and he was named the starter in 224 games. Grubauer has been in net for 252 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Vancouver faced off against the Ducks in a game where the Canucks ended up losing by a mark of 7-4. The Canucks had 4 goals of the 20 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those chances.
Vancouver has put up 1,622 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.14%, while allowing the opposition 1,613 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 69.13% on their opponents 149 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%. They have recorded 165 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.39%. The Canucks have tallied 100 goals at even strength and 32 goals (14th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 143 goals to be scored by way of 97 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Vancouver Canucks have notched a total of 132 goals, 52 points, in addition to a points percentage of .510.
Across the ice you are expected to see Thatcher Demko protecting the net. Demko is the owner of a lifetime mark of 54-47-6 and has been in goal for 111 games. Demko's quality start rate is 57.0% and he has qualified for 61 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 3,200 stops out of 3,507 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has yielded 307 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 107 contests and has accumulated 6,478 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver
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