Chicago Blackhawks (24-24-8) at Vegas Golden Knights (36-15-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 13, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -210 / Chicago Blackhawks +188 --- Over/Under: 6
The Chicago Blackhawks and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a victory here in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 21 goals, Duncan Keith has 25 assists and Jonathan Toews has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 60 goals on 842 shots faced and Anton Forsberg has allowed 49 goals on 546 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in each of their last six games.
The Vegas Golden Knights could use a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 29 goals, David Perron has 36 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 50 goals on 733 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 40 goals on 452 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in each of their last five games.
The Blackhawks are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 11-27 in their last 38 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 12-3 in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest, 18-5 in their last 23 home games and 21-9 in their last 30 overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall and the over is 8-2 in Blackhawks last 10 road games.
The Chicago Blackhawks are just a mess right now, as they have yet to win a game this month, the defense can't get stops and they're on the end of a back to back, having to play one of the best teams in the league. It can't get much worse. The Vegas Golden Knights have been a team you should back regardless of the position they're in, as they win games at an unreal clip. And while Vegas has slowed down a bit, it's not enough to consider the Blackhawks and the brutal form they're in right now.