Chicago Blackhawks (22-23-6) at Carolina Hurricanes (34-10-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -222 / Chicago Blackhawks +180 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Monday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 25 goals, Patrick Kane has 47 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 107 goals on 1,165 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 43 goals on 453 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 21 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 31 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 40 goals on 602 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 59 goals on 627 shots.
The Blackhawks are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Hurricanes last 11 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are back on their cold streak where little is going right and the defense is starting to slip in the right direction. The Carolina Hurricanes continue to be one of the hotter teams in the league and they need to keep winning to lockup their division title. The Hurricanes have won three of the five meetings this season against the Blackhawks. Hard not to like the Hurricanes in this spot, and I'll take the PL for max betting value.