When: April 21,2021
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
Puckline: -115 Nashville / -105 Chicago
Moneyline: -125 Nashville / -104 Chicago
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 5.5
Road Record: 11-12-1
Home Record: 11-8-2
Nashville Predators Vs Chicago Blackhawks Game Day Preview
In the second game of the back-to-back between Nashville and Chicago. Monday night was the first game with Nashville winning 5-2. With that win that win the Press took a four point lead on the Blackhawks 10-11 games to play. If Chicago wants a chance down the stretch to make the playoffs, they need to win this game on Wednesday night so they aren’t at least six points back with nine to play. These two teams. aren’t supposed to be here. Both were supposed to start rebuilds and trading for picks and younger players, but they are both fighting to make a run in the Central division.
Nashville at the beginning of the year that they will trade veterans like Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm, but they stayed pat at the deadline because. of where they are in the standings.
With the win on Monday night the Preds took a four point lead on Chicago. Nashville will most likely finish in the last playoff spot if they get in and face the Central division winner.
Nashville is led by forward Filip Forsberg with 11 goals, 18 assists for 29 points and defensemen Roman Josi with 6 goals, 22 assists for 28 points.
A major disappointment for Nashville is Matt Duchene, who has 4 goals and 5 assists for nine points on the year. For the contract that he has that is a major disappointment.
The Preds goalies are keeping them in this race. There tandem is mostly a even split with Juuse Saros playing in 28 games while old number one Pekka Rinne has played in 23 games.
Coach John Hynes, “Best atmosphere all year, hopefully the building continues to be the way it is, because it certainly brings energy to our group.”
Chicago was in one of the toughest spots when the trade deadline came last week. They made two trades by trading Mattias Janmark to Vegas and Carl Soderberg to Colorado.
With the team they have now, they can make a run to the playoffs. When a star like Patrick Kane gets into the playoffs no one wants to play them.
Blackhawks are led offensively by Patrick Kane who has 15 goals, 41 assists for 56 points and Alex DeBrincat who has 23 goals, 21 assists for 44 points.
Chicago is one of the few teams in NHL this season that has a number one goalie that plays mostly every game. Kevin Lankinen is 16-13-4 on the season playing in 33 games while backup Malcolm Subban has played in just 11 games all year..
Coach Jeremy Colliton, “For us to win these games, we’ve got to be at close to our top level. Thats a great challenge for us and we want to rise to it. I think for a lot of the game we were very good. Ultimately the mistakes that we made are tough to recover from.”
Predators Vs Blackhawks Facts
- Under is 3-0-2 in Predators last 5 overall.
- Over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 games as an underdog.
- Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Nashville Predators Vs Chicago Blackhawks Alternative Fantasy Hockey-Statement Games Picks
Predators 2 Blackhawks 3
10 PT Pick: Total Goals UNDER 5.5
9 PT Pick: Chicago Blackhawks Forwards UNDER 2.5 Goals
8 PT Pick: Chicago Blackhawks OVER 0.5 Power Play Goal
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