Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks - 4/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (48-26-11) at Chicago Blackhawks (50-29-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -156 / Nashville Predators +141 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Blackhawks can take a stranglehold on their series with the Predators on Tuesday as they look to sweep games three and four at the United Center.
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The Nashville Predators are in deep trouble at the moment as they are not the best road team to begin with and are playing without Shea Weber for the second straight game who didn't travel with the team after sustaining a leg injury in the series opener. The Preds have enjoyed a bounce back season and have once again re-established themselves as a force in the Western Conference but they got a tough draw in having to face off against the Hawks in the first round and things were made even worse when it was announced that Patrick Kane would be back in the fold to start the series. The Preds know they are in a must win type game as it'll be tough to win three straight against Chicago especially with one of them being back at the Mad House if necessary.
The Hawks finished in third spot in the Central division and while they didn't earn home ice advantage they certainly have stolen the title as favourites in this series and can go for the jugular with another statement win tonight. Chicago is thriving offensively and put up four against Pekka Rinne on Saturday and if they can continue their outburst and net another victory here you'd have to thin they'd have the legs to grab one more in three chances. Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith continue to be playoff warriors and they always seem to come up big in the clutch and in a game of this magnitude in front of the home fans expect to see their names lighting up the scoresheet once again. Chicago continues to roll as they get the win tonight.