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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/1/2022

The Chicago Blackhawks takes on the Tampa Bay Lightning on 4/1/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning face off today. The Chicago Blackhawks has a record of 24.0-34.0 this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning is 42.0-18.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

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 75.52%, which is below average.

Opponents take 32.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

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 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 21.0% 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.1 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 Tampa Bay Lightning into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.46%, which is average.

Opponents take 29.7 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Offense Preview




They score 2.5 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. 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 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 21.74% of their shots on the power play.

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

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 -28.0 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 40 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 45 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 -12.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 38 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 64 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 16.9% 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 -14.0 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 8.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

The Players to Watch for Tampa Bay Lightning

Victor Hedman D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 14.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 19 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 45 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 64 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 10.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikhail Sergachev D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 13.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 27 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 33 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan McDonagh D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 7.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 18 assists this season. This puts him at 21 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 2

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