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Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks - 5/23/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks (61-24-9) at Chicago Blackhawks (57-32-6)
Date & Time Saturday May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -135 / Anaheim Ducks +115 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Chicago Blackhawks look to shake off a game three loss at the United Center when they host the Ducks for game four on Saturday.


The Anaheim Ducks were dealt a tough blow in game two at home as the Hawks won a triple overtime thriller and split the first two games at the Honda Center with all of the momentum in Chicago's hands but they responded in a huge way and regained home ice advantage. The Ducks can now head back home with a chance to book their ticket to the Stanley Cup finals if they can get another win here in game four but the United Center is a tough place to win in especially twice in a row with their season on the line so the Ducks can expect a big time effort here from Chicago. If Corey Crawford was the difference in game two then Frederik Andersen stole the headlines in game three as he was brilliant from start to finish and how the goaltending battle plays out will be an awesome storyline to follow.


The Blackhawks missed a great opportunity to take control of their series with the Ducks but with these two teams being the best the Western Conference has to offer it should come as no surprise that this series is going back and forth and it'll be a dog fight right until the end. Chicago isn't panicking quite yet but they know they need to get a win here or else face the unenviable task of clawing out of a 3-1 hole with two games coming in Anaheim where the Ducks have been absolutely lights out this season. As I said, this series is poised to go the distance and while Chicago looked ordinary in game three they bounce back here and get themselves back in the series.  

Chicago Blackhawks -0.5
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