Chicago
Blackhawks
Stadium United Center
32-30-10 Overall | 11-6-3 CENTRAL 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blackhawks243263 20.83%
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  3/2
@
Kings
L3-6
Sun  3/3
@
Sharks
L2-5
Thu  3/7
vs
Sabres
W / SO5-4
Sat  3/9
@
Stars
W2-1
Mon  3/11
vs
Coyotes
W7-1
Wed  3/13
@
Maple Leafs
W5-4
Sat  3/16
@
Canadiens
W2-0
Mon  3/18
vs
Canucks
L / OT2-3
Thu  3/21
vs
Flyers
8:30pm
Sat  3/23
@
Avalanche
RSN13:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: PARTLY SUNNY

The Blackhawks next 6 game forecast looks like 'partly sunny skies'. They have 2 likely wins where they are winning >60% of the simulations which translates to being at least a -150 favorite, and just 2 games where they are a clear underdog. The rest of the games are toss ups.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

MAR 21
CLOSE GAME
50% PHI
--
MAR 23
CLOSE GAME
48% @COL
1477 miles
MAR 24**
CLOSE GAME
52% COL
1477 miles
MAR 26
CLOSE GAME
52% @ARI
2346 miles
MAR 28
LIKELY LOSS
35% @SJ
2959 miles
MAR 30
LIKELY WIN
70% @LA
2806 miles
APR 1
CLOSE GAME
51% WPG
--
APR 3
CLOSE GAME
47% STL
--
APR 5
LIKELY WIN
60% DAL
--
APR 6**
CLOSE GAME
45% @NSH
642 miles

The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 3-3 (32% chance). Their chances of winning 5 or more are 11.4%. Their chances of winning their next 6 are 1.4%. At #11 in the conference, they are behind the Avalanche by 2 points. They have a +0.44 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games and could narrow the gap. They are ahead of the Canucks by 2 points. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Canucks. There is only a -0.1 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games.

Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Blackhawks are the 11th least fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Blackhawks are playing 8 games, traveling 19176 miles crossing 12 time zones. They rank #3 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B

At 32-30-10 the Blackhawks have as many wins as were expected. If you add up their per game money line implied probabilities they would have 32 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 18 good wins vs 6 bad losses. They have won 44% of their road games and were expected to win 40%. At home they have a 44% win percentage vs an expected win rate of 49%. Over the past 3 weeks they have played better going 6-2-1 in a stretch where their projected win rate was 4.2 wins. In simulations, the Blackhawks are a below average team and won 49.4% of the simulations played vs every other team as if they were playing on neutral ice with players available in the playoffs (#17 in the league). They have moved up from #30 in the league back on 12/18.

Their record should be slightly better. Their average goal differential is -0.29 which ranks #21 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #22. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #20 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #24 in home games. Based on goal differential, they are trending up. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is +1.5 (#2 over this stretch).

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG

The Blackhawks are competing to make the playoffs, but they have seen their chances go up and down this season. In our pre-season forecast they had a 35.7% chance of making the playoffs. On 10/17 they had a 65% chance before dropping to 0% on 12/18. Their current chances are at 37.3%. Their chances of getting out of the first round is 4% and their chances of reaching the conference finals is 1.26%. The odds still give them a sliver of hope to win the West at 2.4% (40/1 odds) and a 1.2% chance of winning it all (80/1).

Strength of Schedule Getting Easier

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 50% #15 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 50% #9 Toughest

Blackhawks' Season Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
15 Anisimov, Artem C6-419805/24/1988No College
91 Caggiula, Drake LW5-1017606/20/1994No College
50 Crawford, Corey G6-221612/31/1984No College
63 Dahlstrom, Carl D6-423101/28/1995No College
12 DeBrincat, Alex LW5-716512/18/1997No College
42 Forsling, Gustav D6-018606/12/1996No College
56 Gustafsson, Erik D6-019703/14/1992No College
40 Hayden, John RW6-321502/14/1995No College
24 Kahun, Dominik RW5-1117507/02/1995No College
64 Kampf, David C6-218801/12/1995No College
88 Kane, Patrick RW5-1017711/19/1988No College
2 Keith, Duncan D6-119207/16/1983No College
68 Koekkoek, Slater D6-219302/18/1994No College
16 Kruger, Marcus C6-018605/27/1990No College
14 Kunitz, Chris LW6-018809/26/1979No College
5 Murphy, Connor D6-421203/26/1993No College
11 Perlini, Brendan RW6-321104/27/1996No College
20 Saad, Brandon LW6-120610/27/1992No College
7 Seabrook, Brent D6-322004/20/1985No College
95 Sikura, Dylan RW5-1115806/01/1995No College
17 Strome, Dylan C6-320003/07/1997No College
19 Toews, Jonathan C6-220104/29/1988No College
30 Ward, Cam G6-119402/29/1984No College