Jan 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) hits the crossbar as Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) watches during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Blackhawks after 3 days off and a trip to Las Vegas are now in Minnesota to face the Wild on National TV Tuesday night and it will be a chance to get back to winning hockey games. The Blackhawks only have 2 games left on their road trip but it’s both against Central Division foes and the most proper time to pick up 2 points in regulation.
The Hawks haven’t won more than 2 in a row and haven’t lost more than 2 in a row since December so now that the calendar has flipped to February and the Blackhawks have an 8 game homestand in the horizon tonight would be a great time to start a nice long winning streak.
The Minnesota Wild are last in the Central Division and looked to be poised after last year’s 2nd round loss to the Blackhawks to be a team on the rise, but like the Colorado Avalanche they have struggled all year long, but the Wild have struggled mightily in net which has been their downfall this season. They are 5-4-1 in their last 10 and even though they are last in the Central they are only 5 points out of a Wild Card spot so they are looking to sting some wins together and get back into the playoff hunt.
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Here is the viewing info for tonight’s Central Divisional Showdown.
TV Listings- NBCSN, CSN-Chicago
Radio Listings- WGN Radio
Live Streaming- NBC Live Extra
Radio Streaming- WGN Radio App
When the Blackhawks were in San Jose I predicted a shootout and what we got was a goalie showcase with the Antti’s Neimi and Raanta putting on a show. None of my predictions were true and we had Jon via our Comments section predict a 3-2 win so we were all at home frustrated watching the 2-0 shutout.
Tonight looks to be another tightly played contest with the only way to see the game open up is some early Blackhawks goals. This has the look of a 3-2 Blackhawks win in a shootout. I will predict a Bryan Bickell goal and a Patrick Sharp shootout win.
What is your prediction for tonight’s contest from Minnesota? Please drop off your prediction in our Comments section.
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