What a weird season from the Chicago Blackhawks, so what to expect on Monday night will be a real mystery, but they do faceoff against the LA Kings tonight at the United Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 and the Washington Capitals 7-1 yet their record is somehow below .500 for the season which really makes for a strange season.
Being able to put your finger on one reason why the Hawks are holding on to the slimmest of playoff hopes is impossible since there has been so many cracks in the armor. The frustrating part of the season is that when the Chicago Blackhawks put their entire game together for 60 minutes they are pretty unbeatable.
One player I look at a lot is Ryan Hartman who plays a lot like Andrew Shaw with maybe more offensive skill. When he plays the game with grit and passion he’s a very effective player. Starting against the Anaheim Ducks when he was ducking from checks he seems to have his grit back, and on Saturday night he got his offensive game back with a really nice move to score. Sure, it maybe too late this year, but if Hartman is going to succeed he’s going to need 100% effort on a nightly basis.
The simple fact for tonight’s game is if they want to keep their playoffs alive they need a win plain and simple, and how they played on Saturday night would be a nice blueprint for tonight’s game. Will they be able to start stringing wins together seems exactly what this kind of season would bring us!
Here are the listings for tonight’s game!
Game Time– 7:30pm
TV Listings– NHL TV, WGN
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Radio Live Streaming– WGN Radio App
I was chalk full of depression when I did my predictions for Saturday’s game against the Capitals, but I did get the predictions correct that Patrick Kane would pick up his 500th career assist. So let’s try and do a little bit better tonight!
Final Score Prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks carry their momentum back to the United Center and beat the Kings 4-2 with Patrick Kane scoring again and starting to get hot!
Three Stars Predictions
#3 Star- Nick Schmaltz– 2 assists
#2 Star- Duncan Keith-2 Assists
#1 Star- Patrick Kane 1 Goal 1 Assist
What are your predictions for tonight’s game?