Tuesday, May 18, 2015
Western Conference Finals - Game 2
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The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. The Ducks were able to come away with a win in game one. The opening line has the Blackhawks at +115 and the Ducks at -135. The over/under is set at 5.
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In Game 1, the Anaheim Ducks started off the Western Conference Finals with a 4 - 1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks and gave viewers a reminder of why they are the top seed.
Chicago came out hot and dominated shots on goal in the first period but were unable to cash in on them along with a missed power play opportunities as the Ducks goalkeeper, Frederik Andersen stopped 32 out of 33 shots.
Hampus Lindholm started off the scoring for the Ducks in the first period at the 8:48 mark. Corey Perry added a second goal in the second period to take a 2 - 0 lead before Brad Richards brought the Hawks back into the game with a goal with only 40 seconds left in the second period. However, Anaheim closed this one out in the third period by getting two more goals. One by Nate Thompson with Jakob Silfverberg closing the game out with an empty net goal with under two minutes left in the game.
The Blackhawks will try to even the series on Tuesday night and and drop the Ducks' playoff record to 9 - 2. They'll also try to get a better effort out of Corey Crawford with had 23 saves on 26 attempts.
Head-to-head, the under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim and 20-6-1 in the last 27 meetings. The Blackhawks are 8-22-2 in the last 32 meetings in Anaheim but the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 56-37-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 33-46-0 against the Over/Under
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 60-32-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 41-46-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
05/08/15 D Michal Rozsival Ankle out for season
04/03/15 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Wrist expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
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