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Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/5/2022

The Minnesota Wild takes on the Nashville Predators on 4/5/2022 at 08:05 PM.

Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators face off today. The Minnesota Wild has a record of 43.0-20.0 this season. The Nashville Predators is 39.0-25.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Minnesota Wild 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 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Minnesota Wild into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.61%, 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 and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 20.59% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.4 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

Nashville Predators 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 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Nashville Predators 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 79.49%, which is average.

Opponents take 32.0 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Nashville Predators 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 24.04% of their shots on the power play.

They take 29.5 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 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 23 assists this season. This puts him at 27 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 6.0% 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 21.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 39 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 46 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 85 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 16.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Nashville Predators Roster

The Players to Watch for Nashville Predators

Roman Josi D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 18 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 63 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 81 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 7.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mattias Ekholm 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 5 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 23 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikael Granlund C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 41 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 50 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.

Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Minnesota Wild 2 Nashville Predators 1

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