Chicago Blackhawks (18-8-1) at New Jersey Devils (10-13-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils +161 / Chicago Blackhawks -177 --- Over/Under: 5
The Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils play Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won six straight games and will play their second road game of the month. The Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks have one power play goal in their last five games and are 16-0 this season overall when scoring at least three goals. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 12 goals, Kris Versteeg has 14 assists and Jonathan Toews has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blackhawks are allowing two goals per game and have allowed one power play goal in their last eight games. Corey Crawford has allowed 34 goals on 476 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 10 goals on 172 shots.
The New Jersey Devils have lost six of their last eight games and are coming off a Monday win over Carolina. The Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have three power play goals in their last three games and are 6-5 overall this season when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 11 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 12 assists and Michael Ryder has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in four of their last eight games. Scott Clemmensen has allowed eight goals on 54 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up 65 goals on 790 shots.
The Blackhawks are 7-16 in their last 23 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Devils are 11-29 in their last 40 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blackhawks are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in New Jersey and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Blackhawks are playing some of the best hockey of any team in the league and are catching the Devils on a back-to-back. As long as the chalk doesn't bother you, Chicago should be the pick here.