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Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/2/2022

The Minnesota Wild takes on the Carolina Hurricanes on 4/2/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes face off today. The Minnesota Wild has a record of 41.0-20.0 this season. The Carolina Hurricanes is 45.0-15.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Minnesota Wild Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.3 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 Minnesota Wild into 3.3 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.28%, which is below average.

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

Minnesota Wild 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 0.6 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 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 20.6% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.8 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

Carolina Hurricanes 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 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Carolina Hurricanes into 3.4 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.46%, which is strong.

Opponents take 28.8 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.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Offense Preview




They score 2.6 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 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 24.24% of their shots on the power play.

They take 33.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average in their shot quality.

The Minnesota Wild Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Wild

Jonas Brodin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 7.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 21 assists this season. This puts him at 25 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mathew Dumba D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 26 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kirill Kaprizov LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 20.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 38 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 45 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 83 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 16.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Carolina Hurricanes Roster

The Players to Watch for Carolina Hurricanes

Jaccob Slavin 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 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 33 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 36 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 2.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brady Skjei D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 18.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 21 assists this season. This puts him at 29 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.

Sebastian Aho F

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 31 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 68 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.

Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Minnesota Wild 2 Carolina Hurricanes 1

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