Seattle Kraken (2-2-2) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2-2)
October 23, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -101 / Seattle Kraken -122; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Seattle Kraken and the Chicago Blackhawks meet in NHL action from the United Center on Sunday.
The Seattle Kraken will look to build on their 3-2 upset win over the Colorado Avalanche in their last game. Jaden Schwartz and Andre Burakovsky each have 5 points with Schwartz logging a team-high 3 goals while Burakovsky has 3 assists. Matty Beniers, Jared McCann and Oliver Bjorkstrand each have 4 points with Beniers and Bjorkstrand each logging 3 assists while McCann’s split between a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Jordan Eberle also has 3 assists while Justin Schultz and Alex Wennberg each have a goal and a pair of assists this season. Martin Jones has gone 2-1-1 with a 3.49 GAA and an .875 save percentage while Philipp Grubauer is 0-1-1 with a 3.77 GAA and an .860 save percentage in goal for Seattle this season.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be out to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-3 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings in their last matchup. Sam Lafferty has a team-high 5 points with a pair of goals and 3 assists while Jason Dickinson, Philipp Kurashev and Tyler Johnson each have 3 points with Kurashev and Johnson each having a pair of assists while Johnson has 3 assists. Max Domi and Jonathan Toews each have a pair of goals as well this season. Petr Mrazek has gone 1-1 with a 3.76 GAA and an .873 save percentage while Alex Stalock is 1-1 with a 0.75 GAA and a .979 save percentage in goal for Chicago this season.
I get the case to be made either way in this game, but despite both teams picking up some surprising results recently, I’m still leaning towards the Kraken who have actually done well at winning games on the road. The Blackhawks are a solid group on paper, but I really can’t trust this team to string wins together consistently. Not often I’ll want to lay any sort of juice with the Kraken on the road, but this feels like a good spot for it. I’ll take the Kraken here.