Chicago Blackhawks (22-23-6) at Carolina Hurricanes (34-10-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, May 4, 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 the Carolina Hurricanes meet in NHL action from PNC Arena on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be out to snap a five-game losing streak after their 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Monday. Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 62 points including 15 goals and a team-high 47 assists while Alex DeBrincat has 48 points with a team-high 25 goals and 23 assists. Dominik Kubalik and Pius Suter each have double-digit goal and assist tallies while Brandon Hagel has 22 points with 14 assists. As a team, Chicago is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.7 shots with a 22.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals on 33.3 shots with a 76.6% success rate on the PK this season.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to build on their win over the Blackhawks last time out. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 52 points including a team-high 21 goals and 31 assists while Dougie Hamilton has 40 points with 31 apples and a team-high 168 shots on goal. Vincent Trocheck has 39 points with 17 goals and 22 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 38 points with 13 goals and 25 apples. Jordan Staal and Martin Necas each have 37 points with double-digit goal and assists while Nino Niederreiter’s on 32 points with 18 goals. As a team, Carolina is averaging 3.2 goals on 32.1 shots with a 27% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 28.4 shots with an 84.6% kill rate on the PK this season.
Chicago is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 3-8 in their last 11 road games while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 games as an underdog. Carolina is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 25-8 in their last 33 games played on no rest while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. Chicago is 2-9 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings between the two teams in Carolina.
The Blackhawks have provided value at times against the Hurricanes at times this season, but realistically, the Blackhawks are pretty much done at this point and there’s not much besides pride to play for at this point. Carolina’s still trying to fend off Tampa Bay for the top seed in the Central division and I think they take another step in that direction with a win on the puck line here.