Mar 26, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) shoots the puck against Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff (34) during the third period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Flames 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Game #47– Calgary Flames (19-24-4) at Chicago Blackhawks (35-6-5)
Game Time-7:30 Central
TV– NBCSN, CSN-Chicago
Season Series-Chicago is 2-0 winning a game each in both teams arenas
Preview-The Flames traded away most of their veteran talent at the trade deadline and now only have the NHL draft on June 30th to look forward to. They actually have not been to bad since the deadline going 6-4 in their last ten games. The one guy that didn’t get traded is Miika Kiprusoff and he will more than likely get the nod in net in Chicago with his very bulky 3. 44 Goal against average. This is the last game of the regular season for the Flames.
The Hawks won home ice for the entire time they are alive for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Corey Crawford was great in relief of an injured (tweaked) Ray Emery on Wednesday night in Edmonton. The Hawks nation held their breath when Patrick Sharp appeared injured but cheered as he put in the empty net goal minutes later. Drew LeBlanc made his NHL debut and hopes to play again tonight in front of the home fans for the first time. The Hawks only goal is to play two more games without any injuries.
Prediction-This could go any which way so I’m leaning to a high scoring duel 5-4 Hawks.
What is your prediction?
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