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Chicago vs Anaheim: Playoff Style Windy City Showdown

Chicago vs Anaheim: Playoff Style Windy City Showdown

Chicago looks to end mini two-game losing skid

Although two of the contests ended in overtime, Chicago is aiming to avoid their first three-game losing streak since they closed November and opened December with losses to the Kings (3-2 OT) Wild (2-1) and Senators (4-3 OT). Following a hot twelve-game winning streak, the Blackhawks have stumbled slightly as they are 4-5-0 over their last nine games. That run includes home losses to the San Jose Sharks (2-0) on Tuesday and the Dallas Stars (4-2) on Thursday. Chicago ranks tenth overall as they are averaging 2.76 goals scored per game while their 2.31 goals allowed per game is tied as the third best mark in the league. The Hawks are 6-0-1 in games following consecutive losses this season.

Anaheim Ducks are soaring after a dreadful NHL 2015-16 season start

What’s wrong with the Ducks? That was a question asked time and time again after Anaheim opened their season with dreadful 1-7-2 record during October. Though asked with slightly less frequency, the question remained as Anaheim went 11-8-4 over their next 23 games leading up to the Christmas break. Appearing to be rejuvenated, the Ducks have soared to a 14-4-2 record since returning from the holidays and their 26-19-8 overall mark is good for third place in the Pacific Division. Defense has been a big key for Anaheim as their 2.36 team goals against average (6th) masks their 29th ranked 2.26 goals scored per game. The Ducks are playing the fourth match of a seven-game trip tonight.

Anaheim vs Chicago NHL Call: We get a marquee goaltending matchup here as Corey Crawford (31-14-2 GAA 2.17) duels John Gibson (12-8-2 GAA 2.13) tonight. Crawford has been particularly brilliant at home as he is sporting a tiny 1.70 GAA during 26 starts at the United Center this season. Gibson on the other hand is 4-3-1 with a 2.49 GAA in contests played away from the Duck Pond. Chicago is 8-4-0 against Anaheim during the past two seasons including their thrilling 4-3 Conference Finals series win last May plus a pair of overtime victories (3-2 and 1-0) earlier this year. We like the Hawks at home with a five-unit wager on the money line odds posted at the TopBet online sportsbook.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks – TopBet Sportsbook NHL Wagering Lines

Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks – TopBet Sportsbook NHL Wagering Lines

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