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Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 2/15/2023 Best Picks, Tips and Predictions

Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 2/15/2023 Best Picks, Tips and Predictions

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET, the Chicago Blackhawks will face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a highly anticipated NHL showdown at Scotiabank Arena in Ontario, Canada. The Blackhawks have struggled to maintain defensive consistency this season, allowing a total of 147 even-strength goals while only managing to score 98 in return. They have also struggled to avoid giving their opponents power play opportunities, having allowed 153 chances so far this season, placing them 26th in professional hockey. Their penalty-killing unit has allowed 37 power-play goals.

Chicago’s offensive struggles have been evident throughout the season, with the team ranking 32nd in the NHL in goals scored with a paltry 125. They’ve allowed an even more concerning 184 goals to opposing teams. Chicago’s shooting percentage is at 9.2%, having made 1,362 attempts so far this season. They’ve scored 37 points, giving them a points percentage of.363. The Blackhawks have allowed their opponents to take a staggering 1,709 shots on goal this season, with a save percentage of 0.892. However, the team has been efficient on the power play, having earned 146 opportunities and scoring 27 goals from them, achieving an impressive 18.49% success rate. In the net for this crucial game will be Jaxson Stauber, who has had a solid start to his pro hockey career. So far, he has allowed only seven goals with a 2.28 goals-against average in three games. In his 184 minutes of playtime, Stauber has achieved a save percentage of .925.

  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Blackhawks are 13-7 SU in their last 20 matches with the Maple Leafs.
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are 3-10 SU in their last 13 matches on the road.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs 2/15/2023 Best Picks, Tips and Predictions

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a successful season, amassing a total of 181 goals, 72 points, and a points percentage of .667. They have given up 144 goals, including a concerning 33 shorthanded goals and 111 goals scored at even strength. However, their offensive prowess has been impressive, with the team ranking eighth in pro hockey with 43 power-play goals and 138 goals at even strength. They have had 169 power play opportunities, achieving an impressive 25.44% success rate. Toronto has taken a total of 1,728 shots (13th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.47%. While permitting the opposing team to take 1,565 shots, they have maintained an 80.24% penalty kill percentage and a 90.8% save percentage on the 167 power play attempts against them.

In the opposing net, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be facing Ilya Samsonov, who has had a successful career as a goaltender. Samsonov has played in 115 games and has a career record of 70-28-10. He has achieved 49 quality starting assignments, resulting in a quality start rate of 47.1%. Out of the 3,045 shots fired at him throughout his career, he has stopped an impressive 2,758, giving him a save percentage of .906.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 Matches with Chicago.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are 13-5 SU in their last 18 matches at home.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Maple Leafs’ last 5 games with the Blackhawks.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs. The NHL pick for this game is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Chicago edged Toronto 4-3 in their most recent meeting sending home a disappointed Toronto team. In this game, they had one power play opportunity, and they used it to score one. Out of their 29 shots on goal, Toronto managed to score 3 goals. The Toronto Maple Leafs will win predicted at 4-2.

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Scotiabank Arena, ON

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

TV: Sportsnet

NHL Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +370

NHL Totals: 6.5

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