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Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/14/2022

The Arizona Coyotes takes on the Colorado Avalanche on 1/14/2022 at 09:05 PM.

Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche face off today. The Arizona Coyotes has a record of 8.0-23.0 this season. The Colorado Avalanche is 22.0-8.0 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, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.9 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Arizona Coyotes into 3.4 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.65%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 33.7 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

Arizona Coyotes Team Offense Preview

They score 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. They score 0.4 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 2.6 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 14.44% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 26.6 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

Colorado Avalanche Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.4 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 Colorado Avalanche into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.0%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 30.7 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

Colorado Avalanche Team Offense Preview




They score 3.2 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a strong offense. They score 0.9 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.9 power play opportunities per game this season, which hey are among the best at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 24.22% of their shots on the power play.

They take 34.8 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are among the most efficient shooting teams in the NHL.

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 -10.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 17 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 23 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.7% 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 -6.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 12 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 14 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 26 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 12.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jakob Chychrun D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -29.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 5 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 7 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 2.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Colorado Avalanche Roster

The Players to Watch for Colorado Avalanche

Cale Makar D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 16 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 18 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 34 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 19.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Samuel Girard D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 16 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 6.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikko Rantanen RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 16 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 24 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 16.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Arizona Coyotes 3 Colorado Avalanche 2

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