Mar 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) fight for the puck during the third period at the United Center. New York won 1-0 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Madison Square Garden to visit the New York Rangers tonight in a rematch from a game last week that had absolutely zero regualtion goals. It was an up and down affair with the goalies standing tall all night until a puck got past Crawford in overtime, but to be honest no scoring is quite boring if you ask me not matter what the pace of the game.
The Chicago Blackhawks won their third straight game last night for the first time since December yet they find themselves only 4 points behind 2nd place Nashville in the Central Division with 3 games at hand. The Blackhawks are starting to grow some chemistry with the new parts and getting some puck luck too just look at the first Jonathan Toews goal last night.
Without Patrick Kane the Hawks have won a whole lot more games than anyone could have imagined and last night was an example on why they can keep on winning because they still have Hall of Fame talent on the roster and Toews and Marian Hossa put on a clinic last night. Getting Patrick Sharp back on the top line made it look like old times with the top line just dominating the play. The Hawks will need more of that in the coming weeks to get past Nashville and secure home ice for the opening round of the playoffs.
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The Rangers sit a top the NHL in points and have games at hand in the race for the President’s trophy. They are getting sensational goal keeping from Cam Talbot in relief of the injured Henrik Lundqvist. The question with the Rangers is who starts for them Game #1 of the playoffs and if it is Lundqvist how quick will the coaching staff be to pull him after the great play of Talbot.
For tonight look for another high paced game from the Rangers although they will be missing St. Louis who is out for a couple of weeks with an injury. Here are the TV listings for tonight’s game
Game Time-7:00 pm
TV Listings– NBCSN, TVA, SN1
Live Streaming– NBC Live Extra
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Radio Streaming– WGN Radio App
On to the prediction part of the program and due to my wife wanting to go out last night very last minute I didn’t get a prediction up for the game so let’s look forward to tonight. This looks on paper like a 2-1 game so let’s not go there and predict a 4-3 Hawks win with Teuvo Teravainen and Patrick Sharp picking up goals.
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