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Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/3/2022

The Arizona Coyotes takes on the Chicago Blackhawks on 4/3/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks face off today. The Arizona Coyotes has a record of 21.0-42.0 this season. The Chicago Blackhawks is 24.0-35.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Arizona Coyotes Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.8 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Arizona Coyotes into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.68%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 35.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are playing with fire allowing this many shots and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Arizona Coyotes 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 0.3 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 2.5 power play opportunities per game this season and that places them among the worst at getting power play opportunities. This means that they score on 13.61% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 25.7 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and they are average in their shot quality.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Chicago Blackhawks 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 75.77%, which is below average.

Opponents take 32.8 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Offense Preview




They score 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 21.08% of their shots on the power play.

They take 28.7 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Arizona Coyotes Roster

The Players to Watch for Arizona Coyotes

Shayne Gostisbehere D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -12.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 31 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 41 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 7.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Clayton Keller C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 28 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 35 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 63 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 15.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Anton Stralman D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -17.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Chicago Blackhawks Roster

The Players to Watch for Chicago Blackhawks

Seth Jones D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -32.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 41 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 46 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alex DeBrincat RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 39 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 26 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 65 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 17.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Patrick Kane RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -16.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 21 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 58 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 79 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 8.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Arizona Coyotes 3 Chicago Blackhawks 2

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