Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks 10/28/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/27/2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM ET
United Center in Chicago
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Two Western Conference teams will get together in the National Hockey League on Tuesday evening. The Anaheim Ducks will meet up with the Chicago Blackhawks. Anaheim is coming off the win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, while Chicago was able to get a 2-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday evening. The Ducks are 7-1 on the season, top in the Pacific. Chicago on the other hand has a 5-2-1 record, good enough for 11 points.
The Anaheim Ducks have outscored their opponents 29-15 through the first 8 games. The Ducks are scoring 3.5 goals per game and allowing opponents to score just 1.9. The Ducks have scored on 25% of their power play opportunities, which ranks 6th in the NHL. The Ducks leading scorer has been Corey Perry. The rightwinger has 9 goals and 3 assists in the early going. Goaltending for the Ducks has been best from Frederick Anderson. In 6 starts, he has yet to be beat as of Saturday night’s game.
For the Chicago Blackhawks, they are looking to get back into the Western Conference Finals. Last season, the Los Angeles Kings eliminated them. Chicago fell Saturday to St. Louis, but bounced back on Sunday. The Blackhawks rank 3rd in the NHL allowing just 1.9 goals per game. Patrick Sharp leads the team in both goals scored and assists. Sharp has 5 assists and 3 goals on the season. Corey Crawford, the Blackhawks top goaltender has sat the last couple games, but is possible to play Tuesday. He is 3-0-1 on the season.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 7-2-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 3-6-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/16/14 D Bryan Allen Lower Body out indefinitely
10/14/14 LW Patrick Maroon Knee out 4 weeks
10/08/14 LW Dany Heatley Groin out indefinitely
10/08/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Ankle out indefinitely
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
10/26/14 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Anaheim
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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