The Chicago Blackhawks host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at the United Center in a battle of two teams with high aspirations and low results which means playing out the string for both franchises right now.
I’m not one that likes to rewrite history or say I told you so, but the Hurricanes throwing all that money at Scott Darling was kind of a mistake in my mind. The reason being , he was only good in short stretches and then his game would sink a bit.
If you look at the 1st round defeat of the Nashville Predators, he was brilliant for the first few games of the series, but when they had him figured out it was Corey Crawford who came back into the series to finish off the Preds.
I’m not rooting against Darling at all, and I wish he was our backup instead of Anton Forsberg who has really struggled in my mind, but Darling is not an everyday #1 in the NHL.
The Blackhawks struggles are aslo based on the goalie position, and without Corey Crawford in net it’s been a crapshoot on what they are getting from that position on a nightly basis which is even harder when you put the Blackhawks poor defense in front of them.
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The Blackhawks have struggled to put any kind of winning streak together, and after their OT win over the Avalanche if they want any chance at a playoff spot they would have to basically win out the rest of the way.
Will they start a long winning streak tonight? I don’t know, but this is the right team to show up at the United Center tonight for them to try!
Here are the listings for tonight’s game!
TV Listings– NBCSCH
Radio Listings– WGN Radio
Live Streaming– NBC Chicago Live
Radio Live Stream- WGN Radio App
Well, looking back at my prediction I said the game would go into overtime and that Nathan MacKinnon would have a goal in regulation so I had some minor predictions go my way! Back to the drawing board for tonight’s game!
Final Score Prediction
I’m feeling very confident that the Chicago Blackhawks play one of their better games, and as they normally do they will outshoot their opponent by a lot. The difference is they will score a bunch tonight in a 5-2 victory.
Three Stars Predictions
#3 Star- Brent Seabrook– 2 Assists
#2 Star- Nick Schmaltz– 2 Goals
#1 Star- Brandon Saad 1 Goal 3 Assists
What are your predictions for tonight’s game?