Lightning vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/9

Lightning vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/9

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting NHL clash as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. In this preview, we'll dive into the game's details and provide insights that suggest the Lightning will secure the win and cover the -1.5 puck line.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have had a challenging start to the season with a record of 4-7-0. They currently occupy the eighth position in the Central Division.

Goaltender Comparison:

Petr Mrazek has been the primary goaltender for the Blackhawks with 3 wins, 3 losses, a goals-against average (GA/G) of 2.81, and a solid save percentage (SV%) of .923. However, the backup goaltender, Arvid Soderblom, has struggled with 1 win and 4 losses, a GA/G of 3.96, and an SV% of .882.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have displayed a strong performance this season with a record of 6-3-4, positioning themselves second in the Atlantic Division.

Offensive Power:

The Lightning's offense has been led by Nikita Kucherov, who has recorded an impressive 22 points with 10 goals and 12 assists, making him one of the league's top scorers.

Player Comparisons

Let's analyze key player statistics for both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning:

Player Points Goals Assists
Connor Bedard (Blackhawks) 7 5 2
Nikita Kucherov (Lightning) 22 10 12

Considering the offensive firepower of the Lightning and the Blackhawks' goaltending struggles, the Lightning are poised to win with a convincing margin.

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's consider the recent performances of both teams:

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have had a mixed bag of results in their recent games, including a loss to the New Jersey Devils (L4-2) and a win against the Florida Panthers (W5-2). Their inconsistency could pose a challenge.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have displayed resilience in their recent games, with a win against the Montreal Canadiens (W5-3). Despite an overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, they have showcased their scoring capabilities.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive firepower of the Lightning, coupled with the Blackhawks' goaltending struggles and inconsistency, we predict that the Tampa Bay Lightning will secure the win and cover the -1.5 puck line. The Lightning's scoring prowess will likely overpower the Blackhawks.

Expect the Lightning to dominate the game with a two-goal margin, providing a favorable outcome for those betting on the -1.5 puck line.

 

Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 

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