Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 1/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Blackhawks (16-20-7) will try to defeat the Vancouver Canucks (19-19-5) at United Center on Monday.
The Vancouver Canucks had a good night with a 5-1 win over the Jets in their last outing. Vancouver recorded 9 minutes in the box in this outing. The Canucks had a solid offensive performance in this win. In addition, they had 2 chances on the power play and were able to notch 2 goals. For the outing, they earned a goal on 5 of the 33 shots they put on goal.
Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 107 goals (26th in the league) this year and have given up 117. For the season, they have accumulated 43 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Vancouver is sitting with 139 power play chances and they have scored 28 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 20.14%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks have given up 78 goals while notching 79 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver has taken 1,406 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.6%. The Canucks have had 1,363 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .914. Vancouver Canucks opponents have 124 power play tries (15th in professional hockey) and have come away with 39 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has played in 104 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has an overall mark of 51-45-5 and he has gotten the start in 101 games. Opponents have racked up 289 goals versus Demko in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.84. Demko has had 3,301 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,012 saves. His save percentage is at .912 in his 6,110 mins on the ice. Over the course of his career, Demko has earned 59 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .584.
In their last outing, Chicago faced the Red Wings in a matchup where the Blackhawks took home the win by a mark of 8-5. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and netted 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Blackhawks netted 8 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking.
Chicago has attempted 1,231 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.45%, while allowing the other team 1,376 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.40% on their oppositions 126 power play tries, and their save percentage is 89.8%. They have a total of 136 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.85%. The Blackhawks have racked up 77 goals at even strength and 27 goals (14th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 141 goals to be scored by of a combination of 110 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 104 goals, 39 points, as well as a points percentage of .453.
Across the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury in net. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has given up 2,251 goals altogether. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.5% and he has qualified for 420 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 757 games and has played 52,836 minutes. Fleury has a lifetime mark of 506-289-85 and has played in 913 games. He has accrued 23,668 stops out of 25,919 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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