Chicago
Blackhawks
Stadium United Center
16-24-9 Overall | 9-4-3 CENTRAL 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blackhawks145183 18.79%
Schedule
Regular season
Tue  1/1
vs
Bruins
L2-4
Thu  1/3
@
Islanders
L / OT2-3
Sun  1/6
@
Penguins
W5-3
Mon  1/7
vs
Flames
L3-4
Wed  1/9
vs
Predators
L / OT3-4
Sat  1/12
vs
Golden Knights
L / OT3-4
Mon  1/14
@
Devils
L5-8
Thu  1/17
@
Rangers
L3-4
Sun  1/20
vs
Capitals
NBC12:30pm
Tue  1/22
vs
Islanders
8:30pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 2 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The forecast for their next 2 games is not good. They have 2 games where they are expected to be competitive with at least a 47% chance of winning, and 8 games where they are a clear underdog.

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

JAN 20
LIKELY LOSS
31% WAS
--
JAN 22
CLOSE GAME
50% NYI
--
FEB 1
CLOSE GAME
46% @BUF
732 miles
FEB 2**
LIKELY LOSS
29% @MIN
1162 miles
FEB 5
LIKELY LOSS
30% @EDM
2309 miles
FEB 7
CLOSE GAME
43% VAN
--
FEB 10
CLOSE GAME
54% DET
--
FEB 12
LIKELY LOSS
22% @BOS
1370 miles
FEB 14
CLOSE GAME
44% NJ
--
FEB 16
LIKELY LOSS
37% CLB
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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 15th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few days, the Blackhawks are playing 3 games, traveling 732 miles crossing 1 time zone. They rank #21 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: F

Based on the money line projected win totals in each game, the 16-24-9 Blackhawks 'should have' 21 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 10 good wins vs 4 bad losses. They have come up especially short at home. Their 8-10-6 home record is -14% lower than their expected win percentage. Losers of 5 in a row they have a 34.5% chance of seeing that extend to 7 straight. Blackhawks fans have to be disappointed that they have fallen well short of their pre-season expectations where they were #15 in the league in power ranking. In simulations where the Blackhawks played every other team (neutral ice in playoffs) they won just 38.6% of the time (#28 in the league). They have moved up from #30 in the league back on 12/18.

Their average goal differential is -0.76 which ranks #31 in the league, which is the same as how they rank in points. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #26 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #31 in home games. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is -0.83 which ranks them #25 over this stretch, slightly better than the season overall.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)

Before the season, the Blackhawks were projected for 86.8 points (average per simulation), and their projected points has been up and down this season. On 10/17 their projected points was up to 92.7 before dropping to 66 on 12/18. From the start of the season to now their chances are down to 71.3%. Before the start of their 5 game losing streak they were projected for 7291.5 points. The playoffs are not likely with their 1% chance and a projected #15 finish in the conference. The odds still give them a sliver of hope to win the West at 0.4% (250/1 odds) and a 0.2% chance of winning it all (500/1).

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Easier

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 49% #12 Easiest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 52% #2 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 LW6-419805/24/1988No College
91 Caggiula, Drake LW5-1017606/20/1994No College
63 Dahlstrom, Carl D6-423101/28/1995No College
12 DeBrincat, Alex LW5-716512/18/1997No College
60 Delia, Collin G6-220006/20/1994No College
56 Gustafsson, Erik D6-019703/14/1992No College
40 Hayden, John RW6-321502/14/1995No College
28 Jokiharju, Henri D6-019306/17/1999No 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
17 Strome, Dylan C6-320003/07/1997No College
19 Toews, Jonathan C6-220104/29/1988No College
30 Ward, Cam G6-119402/29/1984No College