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Seattle Kraken vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/13/2022

The Seattle Kraken takes on the St. Louis Blues on 1/13/2022 at 08:05 PM.

Seattle Kraken and St. Louis Blues face off today. The Seattle Kraken has a record of 10.0-21.0 this season. The St. Louis Blues is 21.0-10.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Seattle Kraken Team Defense Preview




They give up 3.1 goals per game in even strength situations, the defensive struggles are real. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Seattle Kraken into 2.3 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.5%, which is below average.

Opponents take 29.1 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

Seattle Kraken 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 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.6 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 19.57% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 28.0 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and they are average in their shot quality.

St. Louis Blues 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 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force St. Louis Blues into 2.7 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 83.67%, which is average.

Opponents take 31.8 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

St. Louis Blues Team Offense Preview




They score 2.4 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.9 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 and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 30.1% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 32.1 shots per game regardless of situation and their shot quality is rather decent.

The Seattle Kraken Roster

The Players to Watch for Seattle Kraken

Adam Larsson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -16.0 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 not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 7 assists this season. This puts him at 9 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 4.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jamie Oleksiak D

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 10 assists this season. This puts him at 11 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.

Alexander Wennberg C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -16.0 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 not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 14 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 6.7% 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 -11.0 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 an average scoring threat and he has 12 assists this season. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.3% 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 18.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 9 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Marco Scandella D

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 7 assists this season. This puts him at 8 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 2.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Seattle Kraken vs. St. Louis Blues Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Seattle Kraken 2 St. Louis Blues 3

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