Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators - 10/26/14
Ottawa Senators (4-1-0) at Chicago Blackhawks (4-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -200 / Ottawa Senators +181 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Senators look to refocus their attention on hockey after a devastating tragedy in the city took centre stage over the weekend as they head into Chicago to take on the Blackhawks.
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It was an emotional day across Canada on Saturday in the NHL but especially so in Ottawa as the nation mourned the loss of Corporal Nathan Cirillo who was gunned down in the Canadian capital city on Wednesday. The hockey world joined together to honour the fallen soldier but somehow the team was still expected to perform on the ice and while they gave it their best they came up on the losing end of a 3-2 overtime game against the New Jersey Devils. The Sens will look to get back in the win column on Sunday as they head into Chicago to take on the Blackhawks who are also coming off a loss as they dropped a tough on on the road in St. Louis last night. Craig Anderson will get the call for the Sens while Scott Darling is expected to get the call for the Blackhawks as Antii Raanta played last night and Corey Crawford remains sidelined.
The Blackhawks return home after a loss in St. Louis yesterday and they'll look for their fourth win of the season at the United Center while the Senators look for their third win on the road in what should be an exciting contest. Chicago certainly has the look of a playoff contender once again this season but they will be without Corey Crawford for a while who is out with an injury and while Antii Raanta can do the job and fill in with the blue line the Hawks possess but in these back to back games it might be tough with Scott Darling in the crease. The Hawks to me are certainly the better team but Ottawa isn't too far off and they only have on regulation loss this season and this line is absolutely absurd. I figured Chicago would be comfortable favourites but getting Ottawa at this price is madness and I'll gladly take a shot with Craig Anderson between the pipes.