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Seattle Kraken vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/6/2022

The Seattle Kraken takes on the St. Louis Blues on 4/6/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Seattle Kraken and St. Louis Blues face off today. The Seattle Kraken has a record of 22.0-41.0 this season. The St. Louis Blues is 39.0-20.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Seattle Kraken Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Seattle Kraken 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 74.32%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 29.0 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 2.1 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 2.7 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 14.67% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 28.9 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.

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 83.08%, which is average.

Opponents take 31.5 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 26.4% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 30.5 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 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 -21.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 19 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vince Dunn D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -18.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 22 assists this season. This puts him at 29 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.

Alexander Wennberg C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -21.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 23 assists this season. This puts him at 32 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 11.1% 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, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. 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 31.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 9 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 34 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.8% 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 13.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 16 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 46 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 11.2% 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 4

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