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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/8/2022

The Minnesota Wild takes on the St. Louis Blues on 4/8/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues face off today. The Minnesota Wild has a record of 43.0-21.0 this season. The St. Louis Blues is 40.0-20.0 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 0.8 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Minnesota Wild into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.68%, 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 20.48% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.6 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

St. Louis Blues 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 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force St. Louis Blues 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 83.16%, which is above average.

Opponents take 31.4 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

St. Louis Blues Team Offense Preview




They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 26.11% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 30.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are considered an efficient shooting team.

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 6.0 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 22.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 40 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 47 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 87 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 St. Louis Blues Roster

The Players to Watch for St. Louis Blues

Colton Parayko D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 10.0 this season. He has scored 6 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 27 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Justin Faulk D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 32.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 35 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan O’Reilly C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 14.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 17 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 30 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 47 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 11.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Minnesota Wild 3 St. Louis Blues 5

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