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Calgary Flames vs. Seattle Kraken NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/9/2022

The Calgary Flames takes on the Seattle Kraken on 4/9/2022 at 07:00 PM.

Calgary Flames and Seattle Kraken face off today. The Calgary Flames has a record of 43.0-19.0 this season. The Seattle Kraken is 23.0-42.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Calgary Flames Team Defense Preview




They give up 1.9 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Calgary Flames into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.41%, which is above average.

Opponents take 29.3 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Calgary Flames Team Offense Preview

They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. 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 2.8 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 23.12% of their shots on the power play.

They take 35.8 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

Seattle Kraken 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 Seattle Kraken 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 75.13%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 29.1 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

Seattle Kraken 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 0.4 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 14.52% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 28.9 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Calgary Flames Roster

The Players to Watch for Calgary Flames

Rasmus Andersson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 24.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 39 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 43 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Noah Hanifin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 23.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 28 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 35 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Chris Tanev D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 30.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 24 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Seattle Kraken Roster

The Players to Watch for Seattle Kraken

Adam Larsson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -20.0 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 not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 19 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vince Dunn D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -18.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 22 assists this season. This puts him at 29 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alexander Wennberg C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -20.0 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 23 assists this season. This puts him at 33 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 12.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Calgary Flames vs. Seattle Kraken Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Calgary Flames 3 Seattle Kraken 2

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