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Arizona Coyotes vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/9/2022

The Arizona Coyotes takes on the Vegas Golden Knights on 4/9/2022 at 10:05 PM.

Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights face off today. The Arizona Coyotes has a record of 22.0-44.0 this season. The Vegas Golden Knights is 39.0-29.0 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 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.69%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 35.4 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now 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 13.64% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 25.8 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.

Vegas Golden Knights 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 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Vegas Golden Knights into 2.7 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 78.01%, which is below average.

Opponents take 29.9 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Offense Preview




They score 2.5 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. 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 18.09% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 33.9 shots per game regardless of situation 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 -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 11 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 32 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 43 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.0% 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 makes him a strong scoring threat 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 -19.0 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 12 assists this season. This puts him at 17 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Vegas Golden Knights Roster

The Players to Watch for Vegas Golden Knights

Alex Pietrangelo D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 4.0 this season. He has scored 13 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 27 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 40 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Shea Theodore D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 11 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 30 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 6.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Chandler Stephenson C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 17 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 38 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 55 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 16.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Arizona Coyotes 3 Vegas Golden Knights 2

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