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Anaheim Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/14/2022

The Anaheim Ducks takes on the Minnesota Wild on 1/14/2022 at 08:00 PM.

Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild face off today. The Anaheim Ducks has a record of 19.0-13.0 this season. The Minnesota Wild is 21.0-10.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Anaheim Ducks Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Anaheim Ducks into 2.8 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.32%, which is above average.

Opponents take 32.6 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Anaheim Ducks Team Offense Preview

They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.7 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 26.67% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 30.3 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are average in their shot quality.

Minnesota Wild Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Minnesota Wild into 3.6 penalty kill situations per game and that is not a good sign. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.83%, which is average.

Opponents take 32.1 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Minnesota Wild Team Offense Preview




They score 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 3.3 power play opportunities per game this season, they do an above average job at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 17.27% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.5 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

The Anaheim Ducks Roster

The Players to Watch for Anaheim Ducks

Cam Fowler D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 14 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 19 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Hampus Lindholm D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Josh Manson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Minnesota Wild Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Wild

Mathew Dumba D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jonas Brodin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kirill Kaprizov LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 12.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 14 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 26 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 40 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Anaheim Ducks 2 Minnesota Wild 1

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