Wings vs Hawks Game 1 Pick

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A tough night last night for our Sharks pick, as San Jose out shot Los Angeles 35-20 but couldn’t beat Jonathan Quick.

Tonight there is only ne game on the NHL schedule and it will be the Detroit Red Wings in Chicago for game 1 against the Blackhawks.  I’ve got a play going for this one…

2 UNIT = Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks – BLACKHAWKS OVER 2.5 GOALS (-145)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.38 units)

This bet can be found at most sportsbooks (under NHL team totals) but I bet it at 5Dimes which had the best price that I could find.

The Chicago Blackhawks are 40-7-6 on the year including their first round series against Minnesota which they won in 5 games.  The Red Wings beat Anaheim in 7 games and are 28-18-9 on the season.  Chicago has been dominant at home with a 21-3-3 record overall, while the Red Wings are just 13-10-5 on the road.  These two teams met 4 times this season with the Blackhawks winning all 4 meetings (two in shootout and one in OT).  They scored 3, 7, 2, and 2 goals in those games.  The Blackhawks have scored 5, 3 2, 5, and 2 goals in these playoffs.  Detroit allowed 3+ goals in 5 of their 7 games vs Anaheim.  Chicago was 5th in the NHL with 74 goals in 24 home games this regular season.  Chicago is rested and ready to go against one of their Western Conference rivals and I think they will pile the shots on Howard tonight and get 3+ goals.  Take the OVER 2.5 goals at a good price.

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