Chicago Blackhawks (12-7-1) at Vancouver Canucks (13-6-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 23, 2014, 9:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +102 / Chicago Blackhawks -113 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks play Sunday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won five of their last six games and continue to climb up the Central division. The Blackhawks are getting it done defensively, allowing 2.1 goals per game on the season and six goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games and have won six of their last seven games when allowing three or less goals. Scott Darling has allowed six goals on 90 shots and Corey Crawford has given up 27 goals on 374 shots faced. Offensively, Jonathan Toews leads Chicago with nine goals, Patrick Kane has 10 assists and Duncan Keith has 53 shots on goal. This will be the third straight road game for the Blackhawks who are on a six-game road trip.
The Vancouver Canucks have split their last four games and are hanging around in the tough Pacific. The Canucks have been one of the better offensive teams, averaging three goals per game on the season and scoring 12 goals in their last four games. The Vancouver Canucks have gone five of their last six games without scoring a power play goal and have won eight of their last nine games overall when scoring at least three goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with nine goals, Henrik Sedin has 15 assists and Daniel Sedin has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing three goals per game. Ryan Miller has allowed 39 goals on 390 shots and Eddie Lack has given up 20 goals on 189 shots faced.
The Blackhawks are 61-27 in their last 88 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-17 in their last 25 road games. The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are finally starting to play like the team we thought we were going to see before the season started. Hard to turn down the cheap price with Chicago simply beating teams up the last week or so.