Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks- 5/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (59-32-7) at Anaheim Ducks (62-25-10)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -133 / Chicago Blackhawks +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Blackhawks and Ducks meet up in Anaheim on Saturday as both teams vie for the Western Conference title and a spot in the Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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The Chicago Blackhawks did what they needed to on home ice and forced a deciding game seven tonight but perhaps things could already be over if they were able to complete the come back in game five and net another overtime victory. The Hawks do have history and experience on their side though as they prepare for yet another run at the Stanley Cup but the Ducks won't back down and are favoured to emerge from this game as it stands right now. The Hawks found great success with the line of Toews, Kane, and Saad but they will be hard pressed to get the match ups they want as they are the road team here and will likely have to contend with Ryan Kesler all night long. Nonetheless, the Hawks are in a great position here but will need a special effort to complete the series come back.
The Ducks meanwhile were pasted in game six in what was their first regulation loss of these playoffs and now run the risk of getting bounce prematurely once again if they can't find a way to beat Chicago tonight. Anaheim to me was a team heading into the playoffs that was completely overrated and I had them getting bounced in the first round and while they are just a single win away from making the finals I think we are starting to see where a lot of their concern came from and that is between the pipes with Frederik Andersen. This is going to be a great game and with the way things have gone we can anticipate overtime but this time around I like the Hawks to get the win and advance to the Cup finals.