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Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/28/2022

The Detroit Red Wings takes on the Pittsburgh Penguins on 1/28/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins face off today. The Detroit Red Wings has a record of 18.0-19.0 this season. The Pittsburgh Penguins is 27.0-10.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Detroit Red Wings Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Detroit Red Wings 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 77.69%, which is below average.

Opponents take 32.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Detroit Red Wings Team Offense Preview

They score 2.2 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 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 15.2% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 29.1 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.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.3 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Pittsburgh Penguins into 2.4 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.57%, which is above average.

Opponents take 29.8 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Pittsburgh Penguins 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 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 19.35% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 34.5 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are average in their shot quality.

The Detroit Red Wings Roster

The Players to Watch for Detroit Red Wings

Moritz Seider 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 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 23 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 27 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 4.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Filip Hronek D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -10.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 18 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 22 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nick Leddy D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -22.0 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 10 assists this season. This puts him at 11 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 2.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

The Players to Watch for Pittsburgh Penguins

Kris Letang D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 18.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 33 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 38 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 4.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

John Marino 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 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 16 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 17 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 2.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brian Dumoulin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 12.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Detroit Red Wings 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 5

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