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Chicago Blackhawks versus New Jersey Devils preview

Published February 25, 2022 at 2:43 PM
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the New Jersey Devils will face off today. The Devils have a record of 18-28-5 for 41 points this season. The Blackhawks have a record of 18-26-8 for 44 points this season. Both teams are similar skill and statistically wise.

Devils defence preview:

They give up 2.9 goals per game in even strength 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 New Jersey Devils 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 83.21%, which is average.

Devils offence preview:


They score 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve this side of their game to produce more. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations. They have had 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 19.38% of their shots on the power play, which is not really good.

Blackhawks defence preview:

They give up 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Chicago Blackhawks 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 75.17%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Blackhawks offence preview:

They score 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a defence who has had some difficulties and they must up their game to have better results. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations. They have had 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 19.38% of their shots on the power play, which is also not really good and pretty average.
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