Blues at Blackhawks Game 6 - 4/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (52-25-10) at Chicago Blackhawks (49-28-10)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -150 / St. Louis Blues +130 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, NBC
The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks meet Saturday night for game six at the United Center.
The St. Louis Blues can advance to the next round by coming away with a huge road victory. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with three goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has three assists and Patrik Berglund has 13 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 11 goals on 186 shots faced. Elliott has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The Chicago Blackhawks can force a game seven on Monday by winning this game. 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 three goals, Patrick Kane has five assists and Artemi Panarin has 20 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 13 goals on 151 shots faced. Crawford has given up 10 goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 17-5 in their last 22 road games and 36-17 in their last 53 vs. Western Conference. The Blackhawks are 121-59 in their last 180 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
As we saw Thursday, the Blackhawks are hard to kill this time of year, as they usually just find a way to keep the series moving. The Blackhawks have been in these situations before and when you add the fact they're at home, you have to like Chicago to win this game. We're going to see a game seven.