Colorado Avalanche (35-24-6) at Chicago Blackhawks (28-30-8)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 6, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)|
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The Line: Chicago Blackhawks / Colorado Avalanche --- Over/Under: 5.5
NHL action comes to the United Center where the Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche.
The Colorado have tended to be hot or cold and need to eliminate some of those ups and downs. Colorado saw their three game winning streak end in in a 4-3 OT loss to Nashville where Nikita Zadorov, Matt Nieto and Mikko Rantanen scored with Semyon Varlamov stopping 27 shots in defeat.
The Predators offense came off the sticks of Austin Watson, Kyle Turris, and Ryan Ellis in regulation with Filip Forsberg scoring in the extra session. Ellis also posted an assist to make a winner of Pekka Rinne and his 22 stops.
The Chicago Blackhawks have never found the groove that virtually everyone expected would come. Chicago has dropped three of four following a 6-3 loss at Anaheim where Nick Schmaltz scored twice with Tomas Jurco also lighting the lamp. Anton Forsberg allowed four goals on 21 shots before JF Berube gave the Blackhawks eight saves in relief.
The Ducks saw Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry score two times each with Rickard Rakell and Marcus Pettersson also reaching the scoring column. Ryan Getzlaf added three helpers for Anaheim with John Gibson getting the win with 37 stops.
Over is 4-0 in Avalanche last 4 vs. Central and Avalanche are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 9-2-1 in Avalanche last 12 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Blackhawks are 0-4 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and under is 5-0 in Blackhawks last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
I’d be lying if I had a clue what to expect from the Blackhawks so perhaps a small shot at the over…