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Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/28/2022

The Colorado Avalanche takes on the Chicago Blackhawks on 1/28/2022 at 08:35 PM.

Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks face off today. The Colorado Avalanche has a record of 30.0-8.0 this season. The Chicago Blackhawks is 16.0-20.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Colorado Avalanche 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 0.8 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 75.0%, which is below average.

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 below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Colorado Avalanche Team Offense Preview

They score 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. 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 3.7 power play opportunities per game this season, which hey are among the best at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 24.84% of their shots on the power play.

They take 35.0 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and their shot quality is rather decent.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.5 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 2.9 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 75.4%, which is below average.

Opponents take 32.0 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 1.8 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 3.2 power play opportunities per game this season, they do an above average job at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 19.85% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 28.6 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 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 24.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 17 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 24 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 41 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 15.7% 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 0.0 this season. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 19 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 24 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.9% 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 24.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 22 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 27 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 49 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 16.7% 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 -16.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 25 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 28 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 2.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Connor Murphy D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -8.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.7% 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 26 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 36 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 19.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 1 Chicago Blackhawks 2

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