St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 4/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (50-28-10) at St. Louis Blues (52-25-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -110 / Chicago Blackhawks +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Blackhawks and Blues meet up in St. Louis on Monday night for a game seven show down that sets up to be an instant classic between two bitter rivals.
The Chicago Blackhawks looked down and out after a game four loss on home ice last week but as the defending champions usually do they have rallied back with two straight wins and are now in a winner take all game seven show down where the victor will set up a second round date with the Dallas Stars. The Hawks netted a double overtime victory in game five and broke out in a very big way as they put up six in Saturday’s game six victory setting up tonight’s matchup that will end the season of a very talented hockey club and propel one into the second round where they could use their momentum to go on a deep playoff run. The Hawks will stick with Corey Crawford in goal as he will face off against Brian Elliott who had his worst outing of the series on Saturday.
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The Blues meanwhile are seeing a familiar story unfold in front of them as they are now on their heels in a game seven show down on home ice but the momentum lies with the Blackhawks who have won two in a row and hammered the Blues at the United Center on Saturday night. St. Louis hasn’t been able to shed the label of a playoff underachiever and things are going south for them in a hurry in this game and after leading 3-1 in the first period of game six they blew the lead and ultimately fell 6-3 in what was a spectacular response from the Hawks. This game is going to be incredibly exciting as very few things top a game seven NHL playoff game and while all the momentum and experience resides with the Hawks I think the Blues finally get it done and avoid the collapse with a win on home ice.