The Chicago Blackhawks are playing weekday games this weekend which is far better than 10pm starts! Who knows what to expect today after they got destroyed by San Jose the other night.
We haven’t seen the Chicago Blackhawks be sellers for over a decade so after selling off Ryan Hartman before the trade deadline had to be difficult for the locker room especially Vinnie Hinostroza who was one of his best friends. Getting blown out wasn’t expected of course, but you can explain it if you have to.
Today is different though, the deadline has passed and after getting embarrassed by the Sharks, it’s time to be pro’s and get back to work.
If there is anything to be excited about today is the fact that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be on the same line with Brandon Saad to start the game. This combo was usually saved for when the Blackhawks were down and out in a playoff series before Joel Quenneville would go nuclear with his lineup.
Besides that it’s just a march to the middle of April and the longest offseason ever! The team quit the other night, but I don’t expect that kind of effort today.
The glaring reason the Chicago Blackhawks have been so bad is the fact that their play from their goalies has been subpar for most of the time Corey Crawford has been out with injury. They just don’t have a Ray Emery or Scott Darling this season.
The Kings are coming off back to back wins over the Vegas Golden Knights so expect their A game today against a team they need to defeat to stay in the playoff brackets.
Here are the listings for todays game!
TV Listings– NBCSCH, NHL Network
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Live Streaming– NBC Chicago Live
Radio Live Streaming– WGN Radio App
I predicted a Chicago Blackhawks loss, but I didn’t have them looking that bad that’s for sure! It’s really the first time I’ve ever consistently predicted losses for them since I started doing this a few years ago!
Final Score Prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks top line will do some damage, but the goalie situation is just too much for them to overcome. So in a fun game to watch the Chicago Blackhawks lose 5-4.
Three Stars Predictions
#3 Star- Jonathan Toews– 2 Goals 1 Assist
#2 Star- Drew Doughty– 3 Assists
#1 Star- Tyler Toffoli 2 Goals 1 Assist
What are your predictions for today?