Games: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks
At your place: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+176) Canucks (-215)
The Chicago Blackhawks (14-27-4) are traveling to Rogers Arena on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Vancouver Canucks (18-25-3). The line on this contest has Chicago at +176 and Vancouver opens at -215. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look for better times on the ice after their 2-1 defeat against the Kings in their previous contest. Chicago had 2 minutes in the box in this contest. The Blackhawks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren’t able to score. For the out, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 19 shots they attempted.
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In reference to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 108 goals (32nd in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 161. For the season, they sit with 32 points and their points % is .356. Chicago has accounted for 132 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 19.70%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 127 goals while scoring 82 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago has attempted 1,185 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The Blackhawks have had 1,503 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .893. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 135 power play tries (27th in pro hockey) and have earned 34 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Alex Stalock. Throughout his time in hockey, Stalock has compiled 76 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .559. His save percentage is at .909 in his 8,870 mins between the pipes. Stalock has seen 4,310 shots taken against him and has gathered 3,919 total saves. The opposition has notched 391 goals against Stalock in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.64. He has amassed an overall mark of 67-56-19 and he has gotten the start in 136 games. Stalock has been in the net for 166 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Vancouver faced the Oilers in a game where the Canucks ended up losing by a final of 4-2. The Canucks had 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren’t able to net one.
Vancouver has put up 1,405 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.75%, while allowing the opposition 1,480 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 65.91% on the other teams 132 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 87.7%. They have a tally of 157 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 23.57%. The Canucks are sitting with 114 goals at even strength and 37 goals (11th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 182 goals to be scored by way of 137 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 151 goals, 39 points, and a points percentage of .424.
Across the ice you are expected to see Spencer Martin defending the goal. He has tallied 947 saves out of 1,063 shots taken, giving him a save % of .891. Martin has earned a lifetime record of 14-14-5 and has been in goal for 35 games. He has started in 33 contests and has played 1,988 mins. Martin’s quality start percentage comes out to 42.4% and he has earned 14 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 3.50 goals per game and he has allowed 116 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight’s NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony’s Pick: Take Chicago (+176)
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