Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks 1/4/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 1/3/2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET
United Center in Chicago
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The Dallas Stars will be going for their fifth straight road win on Sunday night when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks have been able to win both of their games against the Stars this season. In their most recent meeting, Chicago had a four-goal third period against Dallas to help them pull off a 6-2 blowout win at home.
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Stars center Tyler Seguin has three points in his eight games against the Blackhawks, while veteran Jason Spezza has been able to rack up eight points in his nine career games against them. Netminder Kari Lehtonen has made 15 career starts in net against Chicago in his career, going 5-7-3 against them with one shutout, a .912 save percentage and a 2.96 GAA.
In Thursday night, the Blackhawks had their two-game winning streak snapped when they were beaten 3-2 by the Washington Capitals in the Winter Classic. They had six chances on the power play in that loss, but they were only able to score one goal with the extra man.
Through 38 games this season, the Blackhawks are in the top three in the Western Conference in scoring, goals against and penalty kill percentage. Their top offensive player has been right wing Patrick Kane, who has 18 goals and 23 assists this season. Goaltender Corey Crawford is 14-7-2 with one shutout and a .921 save percentage.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
Dallas Stars are 17-19-0 Against the Spread
Dallas Stars are 19-16-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 25-13-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 11-21-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/03/14 RW Patrick Eaves Foot expected to miss 1-2 months
11/15/14 RW Valeri Nichushkin Hip expected to miss 4 months
10/20/14 D Patrick Nemeth Arm out for season
10/05/14 C Rich Peverley Heart out indefinitely
01/03/15 C Shawn Horcoff Illness is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Minnesota
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Knee out 3-4 months
01/01/15 LW Kris Versteeg Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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