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Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/13/2022

The Vancouver Canucks takes on the Tampa Bay Lightning on 1/13/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning face off today. The Vancouver Canucks has a record of 16.0-16.0 this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning is 24.0-9.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Vancouver Canucks Team Defense Preview




They give up 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.9 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Vancouver Canucks into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 69.23%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 31.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Vancouver Canucks Team Offense Preview

They score 1.9 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. They score 0.6 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 20.0% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 33.3 shots per game regardless of situation and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning 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 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Tampa Bay Lightning into 2.9 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 80.36%, which is average.

Opponents take 29.4 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Offense Preview




They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.6 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 19.49% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 30.2 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 Vancouver Canucks Roster

The Players to Watch for Vancouver Canucks

Quinn Hughes 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 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 26 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 28 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 2.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Tyler Myers D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 7.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 0 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 10 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

J.T. Miller C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 11 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 25 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 36 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

The Players to Watch for Tampa Bay Lightning

Victor Hedman D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 12.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 31 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 38 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 7.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan McDonagh D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 4.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 13 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikhail Sergachev D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 16 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 18 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Vancouver Canucks 2 Tampa Bay Lightning 3

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