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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 10/22/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Date & Time Tuesday October 22, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
United Center
Chicago, IL
The Line
VGK -135 O/U 6.5
TV Channel
NSCH
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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Vegas Golden Knights are set to visit the United Center in Chicago, Illinois for a Western Conference clash against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Vegas Golden Knights come into this matchup with a 6-3 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0. The Vegas Golden Knights received goals out of William Karlsson, Paul Stastny, and Mark Stone while Max Pacioretty, Cody Glass, and Deryk Engelland contributed assist. The Vegas Golden Knights were edged out by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the shot department, 29-24.

The Vegas Golden Knights were very good at keeping the Pittsburgh Penguins off the scoreboard as they held them scoreless on 29 shots. The Golden Knights starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury had a good game in the crease as he recorded 29 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .934 and GAA to 2.18. The Vegas Golden Knights edged out the Pittsburgh Penguins in the faceoff circle, 31-28.

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this matchup with a 2-3-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Washington Capitals, 5-3. Drake Caggiula, Patrick Kane, and Dominik Kubalik recorded goals for the Vegas Golden Knights while Alexander Nylander pitched in 2 assists. The Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Washington Capitals in the shot department, 44-30.

The Chicago Blackhawks struggled in keeping the Washington Capitals off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 5 goals on 30 shots. The Blackhawks starting goaltender Corey Crawford struggled in the crease as he recorded 25 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .891 and GAA to 3.58. The Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Washington Capitals in the faceoff circle, 33-23.

The Vegas Golden Knights were one of the biggest surprises in the NHL during their inaugural season, but this is a legit franchise which we have seen this season. The Golden Knights have received a ton of production out of Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty, but their success can be accredited to Marc-Andre Fleury as the goalie is 6-2 with a GAA of 2.18. The Blackhawks are a talented team, but I can’t back them in this spot due to their struggles in keeping opponents off the scoreboard.

Pick:
Vegas Golden Knights -135
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