Blues at Blackhawks Game 4 - 4/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (51-25-9) at Chicago Blackhawks (48-27-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, NBCSN
The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks play game four of their series Tuesday at the United Center.
The St. Louis Blues hope to steal another road game and take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. David Backes leads St. Louis with one goal, Kevin Shattenkirk has one assist and Patrik Berglund has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed four goals on 109 shots faced. Elliott has given up four goals in his last three games.
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The Chicago Blackhawks are pretty much in a must-win game in order to have any shot of winning this series. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Duncan Keith leads Chicago with one goal, Brent Seabrook has one assist and Artemi Panarin has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed six goals on 85 shots faced. Crawford has given up six goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 14-3 in their last 17 road games and 2-4 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blackhawks are 121-58 in their last 179 home games and 3-11 in their last 14 vs. Central. The Blues are 10-23 in the last 33 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 30-13 in the last 43 meetings.
The Blues have simply outplayed the Blackhawks in this series and have pretty much put them in a must-win situation. The Blackhawks are experienced, talented and have been in these situations before. A desprate Chicago Blackhawks team that's won the cup many times and knows what it takes to turn a series around, you have to like their chances on their home ice.