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Thursday Night on The Ice: Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Nashville Predators

Thursday Night on The Ice: Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Nashville Predators

King Kane

After a controversial offseason the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane is having by far the best season of his career and is currently a frontrunner for MVP. Kane has recorded a point in 24 straight games, a record for an American born player. Kane leads the league in points with 43 and has the Blackhawks well positioned for another playoff run. Kane is surrounded by great players including Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, but this is his season and if he keeps up the pace he is on he will finish with the highest point total in the NHL since the 98-99 season.

The Best Offense is a Good Defense “Men”

The Predators rank 14th this season in goals scores which is considerably impressive since their top two point scorers this season are defensemen. Roman Josi and Shea Weber have combined this season for 16 goals and 39 total points – a far cry from Kane’s 43 but a great number for a pair of blueliners. In total 4 of the 7 top scorers for the Predators are defensemen. The depth and scoring abilities of the Predators’ defense has kept them competitive all-season and has them sitting in a Western Conference Wild Card spot two months into the season.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

The two Central Division Rivals face off for the second time this season, with the Blackhawks having won the first game 4-1 behind a 36 save performance by Corey Crawford. The money line is pretty even, with the Predators being a small favourites at -120. The Blackhawks have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams, but twice over that stretch the games were decided in overtime. Chicago has had some problems on the road this season, ranking 23rd in the league in road points. With the road performance adding a bit more perspective, the Predators are the better pick on Thursday night – in what should be a close game between rivals. 

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