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Columbus vs. Chicago 2/11/2021 NHL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Jackets takes on the Blackhawks on 2/11/2021 at 8:00PM.

Columbus and Chicago face off in an regular season game. The Jackets has a record of 6-5 this season. The Blackhawks is 6-4 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Columbus Team Defense Preview





They give up 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Columbus into 2.2 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.42%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Columbus Team Offense Preview

They score 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. 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 2.7 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 13.16% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 27.7 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.

Chicago Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength 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 Chicago into 3.4 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 82.98%, which is average.

Opponents take 34.0 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Chicago Team Offense Preview





They score 1.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. They score 1.1 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.2 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 35.56% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 31.4 shots per game regardless of situation and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Columbus Roster

The Players to Watch for Columbus

Seth Jones D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -9.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 5 assists this season. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Zach Werenski 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 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 3.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

David Savard D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 4 assists this season. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vladislav Gavrikov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 7.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Cam Atkinson RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 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 an average scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 9.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Oliver Bjorkstrand RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 7 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 11 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 14.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Boone Jenner C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -7.0 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 an average scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 13.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nick Foligno LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 7 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 18.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alexandre Texier C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 4 assists this season. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 16.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Michael Del Zotto D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 8.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 4 assists this season. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Max Domi LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 5 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Dean Kukan D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 4.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 9.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Riley Nash C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 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.

Mikhail Grigorenko C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 5 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 15.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Liam Foudy C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Eric Robinson LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 4 assists this season. This puts him at 6 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 9.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jack Roslovic C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 5 assists this season. This puts him at 7 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 20.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikko Koivu C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 33.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Pierre-Luc Dubois LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 14.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Patrik Laine RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 50.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Emil Bemstrom C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kevin Stenlund C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 25.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Scott Harrington D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 50.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nathan Gerbe C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

The Chicago Roster

The Players to Watch for Chicago

Duncan Keith D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 5 assists this season. This puts him at 5 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% 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 0.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 11 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 17 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 11.5% 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 -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 5 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 9.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Calvin de Haan 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 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 4.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nikita Zadorov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mattias Janmark C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 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 a scoring threat and he has 4 assists this season. This puts him at 9 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 23.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Dylan Strome C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 4 assists this season. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 15.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Dominik Kubalík LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 9 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 12 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 7.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Andrew Shaw C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 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 an average scoring threat and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 4 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 8.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Pius Suter F

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 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 a scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 17.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ian Mitchell D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% 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 3.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 6 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 12 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 16.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

David Kampf C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Philipp Kurashev C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 7 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 22.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brandon Hagel LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 2 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 2 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Carl Soderberg C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan Carpenter C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 5.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Adam Boqvist D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nicolas Beaudin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Lucas Wallmark C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 3 assists this season. This puts him at 3 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Matthew Highmore LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Lucas Carlsson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Reese Johnson F

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brandon Pirri C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Madison Bowey D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 0 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 0 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes nan% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Columbus vs. Chicago Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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