Who would have ever thought that the Colorado Avalanche would be ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks in the standings this late into the season. I know I didn’t as I expected the AVs to be a last place team and the Blackhawks to be contenders once again, but that is not how the season has played out this year.
The Chicago Blackhawks are in full tank mode now, and if you didn’t think so already it appears that they have quit on this season! It sucks but man they really haven’t fought very hard the past few weeks with the exception of the LA Kings game.
Of course you can always fall back to the Corey Crawford injury, but they have been without #50 nearly every year for a stretch or two, but they have never looked like a defeated franchise for such an extended period of time like they do right now.
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The one consistent thing about the Chicago Blackhawks this season has been the fact that Joel Quenneville will juggle his lineup nightly, so according to morning skate here is what the lines look like tonight.
I know Tomas Jurco has scored a couple of times in the past few games, but I really don’t see a point of having him on the ice. The Nuclear line really needs to do something tonight which I kind of expect them to do since they will be on home ice tonight.
Here are the listings for tonight’s game.
Game Time– 7:30pm
TV Listings– WGN TV
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Live Streaming– WGN Radio App
I really felt good about my predictions until the Hawks were down 3-0 to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday so yep I didn’t get close to getting anything right. So I don’t feel good about these predictions so they have to be pretty spot on then!
Final Score Prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks will score first, then fall behind in the second period, but find a way to tie it up in the third period before losing to the Avalanche in overtime on a bad Duncan Keith turnover.
Three Stars Prediction
#3 Star- Brent Seabrook– 2 Assists
#2 Star- Jonathan Toews-2 Goals 1 Assist
#1 Star Nathan MacKinnon– 2 Goals including overtime winner
What are your predictions for tonight’s game?