Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/25/14
Chicago Blackhawks (46-21-15) at St. Louis Blues (52-23-7)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -115 / Chicago Blackhawks +105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBCSN, CBC, FSN-W
The Chicago Blackhawks travel to the Scottrade Center to face the St. Louis Blues in game five.
The Blackhawks were staring down the barrel of a 3-1 series deficit heading back to St. Louis for a game five but pulled out a 4-3 overtime victory to tie their series 2-2 on Tuesday. Patrick Kane was the hero as he tallied with under nine minutes remaining in the extra session for his second goal of the night. This was the third game of the series that went to OT with all three decided by a 4-3 count.
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The game appeared to be headed for a defensive struggle after a scoreless opening frame before both teams scored twice in the second and once in the third. The Blues received a pair of goals from Vladimir Tarasenko while Maxim Lapierre also lit the lamp but Ryan Miller's 30 stop effort was not enough as the team rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Andrew Shaw also scored for the Blackhawks with Bryan Bickell tying the score 3-3 with his marker with under four minutes to play in regulation. Corey Crawford posted 34 stops in the victory.
The question for game five is whether the Blackhawks have the momentum and can turn it in to an all important win in game five. This series has gone back and forth in the momentum department so momentum has been simply a matter of which team can avoid slow downs the majority of the time. I am leaning Blackhawks as I wait for lines to come out and will certainly post a pick well before the opening faceoff...