The Chicago Blackhawks travel to the Nations Capital tonight and which will be the featured game in tonight’s rivalry night on NBCSN.
One thing is certain this year, and that is the fact that Alex Ovechkin has found his scoring touch after what probably was an injured season last year when he “only” scored 33 goals. Alex in 28 games already has 20 goals and is on pace to score over 50 goals for the 8th time in his prolific scoring career.
The thing is now that Ovechkin is playing great, the team isn’t racking up as many points as it did last year when it was on it’s way to hoisting another President’s Trophy for having the most points in the NHL. They aren’t terrible at 16-11-1 but they are currently the 8th seed in the East which is pretty far away from the Top seed that they were last season.
The Chicago Blackhawks also were a top seed last year, but they got swept out of the playoffs by the Nashville Predators and they continue to look like that team on most nights. The Hawks offense if is very inconsistent, and while Joel Quenneville has promised changing up the lines, I don’t feel like that is really the kind of wake up call is needed right now.
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The Hawks need a big shakeup! They are mediocre at best, and their stars aren’t producing. This needs to change tonight no matter which lines are blended up by Coach Q. Pucks need to get on net with traffic in front. Ryan Hartman needs to turn into Andrew Shaw and park his butt in front of Braden Holtby starting tonight.
The Hawks need to turn the ship around and starting near Capitol Hill would be just fine by me! Here is the listings for tonight’s game!
TV Listings– NBCSN
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Live Streaming- NBC Live Extra
Radio Live Streaming– WGN Radio App
Well, we didn’t get any predictions in for Sunday due to well you know the real job, so with a clean slate let’s get some predictions correct tonight!
Final Score Prediction
I feel like this will be a tightly fought road game with a couple of greasy goals by the Blackhawks in a 3-1 road win to kick off this week with a W and 2 points
#3 Star- Duncan Keith– 2 Assists
#2 Star- Alex DeBrincat-1 Goal
#1 Star- Brandon Saad 1 Goal 1 Assist
What are your predictions for tonight’s Game?