Hurricanes vs. Blackhawks - 1/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (33-15-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (22-20-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +137 / Chicago Blackhawks -151 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, NBCSN
The Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes square off Tuesday at the PNC Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 30 goals, Artemi Panarin has 29 assists and Jonathan Toews has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 84 goals on 1,241 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 30 goals on 334 shots. Crawford has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 17 goals, Justin Faulk has 19 assists and Victor Rask has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 74 goals on 776 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 55 goals on 547 shots. Lack has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. The Hurricanes are 2-9 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 21-43 in their last 64 games following a win. The Blackhawks are 2-6-1 in the last 9 meetings in Carolina and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Blackhawks are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and have beaten the Hurricanes in four of the last five meetings. While Carolina is playing solid hockey as well, you have to side with Chicago in this game.