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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/1/2022

The Vegas Golden Knights takes on the Seattle Kraken on 4/1/2022 at 09:05 PM.

Vegas Golden Knights and Seattle Kraken face off today. The Vegas Golden Knights has a record of 37.0-28.0 this season. The Seattle Kraken is 21.0-40.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Vegas Golden Knights 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 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Vegas Golden Knights 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 78.69%, which is below average.

Opponents take 30.0 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Offense Preview

They score 2.5 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. 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 18.78% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 34.1 shots per game regardless of situation and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

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 73.74%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

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 2.1 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 14.92% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 28.9 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Vegas Golden Knights Roster

The Players to Watch for Vegas Golden Knights

Alex Pietrangelo D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 12 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 26 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 38 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Shea Theodore 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 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 30 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 39 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Chandler Stephenson C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 17 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 34 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 51 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 16.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





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 6.7% 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 7.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mark Giordano 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 17 assists this season. This puts him at 23 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights 3 Seattle Kraken 2

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