Chicago
Blackhawks
Stadium United Center
8-8-5 Overall | 4-1-1 CENTRAL 6th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blackhawks5670 14.06%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  11/1
@
Oilers
L0-4
Sat  11/3
@
Flames
L3-5
Thu  11/8
vs
Hurricanes
L3-4
Sat  11/10
@
Flyers
L0-4
Mon  11/12
@
Hurricanes
L / OT2-3
Wed  11/14
vs
Blues
W1-0
Fri  11/16
vs
Kings
L / SO1-2
Sun  11/18
vs
Wild
W3-1
Wed  11/21
@
Capitals
7:00pm
Fri  11/23
@
Lightning
NBCS7:30pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: F

Based on the money line projected win totals in each game, the 8-8-5 Blackhawks 'should have' 10 wins. They have 3 bad losses (they were favored or got blown out as slight underdogs) vs 2 good wins (wins as clear underdog, or 2+ final margin in what was expected to be a close game). Their performance on the road has left a lot to be desired. Their 3-5-2 road record is -14% lower than their expected win percentage. Over the past 3 weeks they have played poorly going 2-5-3, 20%. In simulations where the Blackhawks played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 46.9% of the time (#19 in the league). In our pre-season simulations they were ranked #15 winning 50%.

Their record is better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -0.62 which ranks #29 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #19. They are the #26 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #24 ranked team among home teams. Based on goal differential, they are trending up. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is -0.5 (#21 over this stretch).

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

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NEXT 5 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The Blackhawks next 5 game forecast looks rough, to say the least. They have 2 games where they are favored by >60% of the simulations, and 7 games where they are a clear underdog.

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

NOV 21
LIKELY LOSS
31% @WAS
962 miles
NOV 23
LIKELY LOSS
33% @TB
1622 miles
NOV 24**
LIKELY LOSS
38% @FLA
290 miles
NOV 27
CLOSE GAME
49% LV
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NOV 29
LIKELY LOSS
28% @WPG
1153 miles
DEC 1
LIKELY LOSS
30% @NSH
642 miles
DEC 2**
CLOSE GAME
53% CGY
642 miles
DEC 5
CLOSE GAME
40% @ANA
2786 miles
DEC 6**
LIKELY LOSS
28% @LV
355 miles
DEC 9
LIKELY WIN
61% MON
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The most likely scenario over the next 5 games is a record of 2-3 (36% chance). Their chances of winning 4 or more are 5.5%. At #9 in the conference, they are behind the Canucks by one point. With a -0.65 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 5 games they may find themselves further behind in the conference. They are in a battle with Ducks in the conference. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Ducks. There is only a -0.28 advantage in projected wins over their next 5 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 18th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Blackhawks are playing 7 games, traveling 11546 miles crossing 5 time zones. They rank #10 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

The Chicago Blackhawks' next game is on November 21. Visit Sportsline.com to get picks, free trends and player projections for this game.

LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)

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 15.5% on 11/13. From the start of the season to now their chances are down significantly to 18.6%. They have a very slim chance (

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 51% #3 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 47% #7 Easiest

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
50 Crawford, Corey G6-221612/31/1984No College
12 DeBrincat, Alex LW5-716512/18/1997No College
42 Forsling, Gustav D6-018606/12/19962No College
42 Forsling, Gustav DNo College
84 Fortin, Alexandre LW6-017502/25/1997No College
56 Gustafsson, Erik D6-019703/14/1992No College
40 Hayden, John RW6-321502/14/1995No College
62 Johnson, Luke C5-1117909/19/1994No 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
16 Kruger, Marcus C6-018605/27/1990No College
14 Kunitz, Chris LW6-018809/26/1979No College
23 Manning, Brandon D6-120506/04/1990No College
29 Martinsen, Andreas RW6-322906/13/1990No College
44 Rutta, Jan D6-320007/29/1990No College
20 Saad, Brandon LW6-120610/27/1992No College
8 Schmaltz, Nick C6-017702/23/1996No College
7 Seabrook, Brent D6-322004/20/1985No College
19 Toews, Jonathan C6-220104/29/1988No College
30 Ward, Cam G6-119402/29/1984No College