Nashville Predators (49-26-12) at Chicago Blackhawks (51-30-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday April 25, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -150 / Nashville Predators +136 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Blackhawks look to close out the series on home ice against the Predators who look to build their momentum from game five's blowout.
The Predators return to the United Center looking to keep their season alive for the second straight contest but this time it comes in enemy territory and will be much tougher to pull off. Nashville has had a great season and look like they are back to being a Western Conference power for years to come and even though they finished in second in the Central this season I don't think they are quite as good top to bottom as many people think. The Preds broke out offensively thanks to a hat trick effort from Filip Forsberg who made a statement after being snubbed for the Calder Trophy and if the Preds are going to stay alive again they need to get a big effort from their rookie sensation on Saturday.
The Blackhawks look to erase a sloppy third period in game five and put this series on ice tonight in front of the home fans in Chicago and you can bet they want to avoid a trip back to Nashville at all costs as they were one of the best regular season home teams in the league. Chicago is a very tough team to beat across a seven game stretch and while the Preds have already taken two I don't see them getting another as I fully expect a rebound effort out of either Scott Darling or Corey Crawford and that the Chicago offense will have its way with Pekka Rinne.