The Chicago Blackhawks travel north for a matchup with the Vancouver Canucks tonight from Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Puck-drop between the two teams is scheduled for 10 p.m. EST.
Chicago enters the game tonight with a record of 14-27-4 on the season. They currently sit at the bottom of the Central Division standings but have gone 6-4 over their last ten games overall. This is a team that is expected to be active sellers at the trade deadline to try and gain some additional assets. The season hasn’t gone quite the way that the team had hoped so they will be looking ahead to the future.
As for Vancouver, they just fired their head coach. Their struggles have been on full display this season and they hold a record of 18-25-3. Vancouver has gone 2-8 over their last ten games, including losing three straight overall. They hope that a change of leadership may be able to help turn things around but they have a ton of ground to try and make up. This is a team that has some weapons on offense but shaky defense and goaltending have let them down.
Prediction: Vancouver Canucks 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3
I like the Canucks to grab the win. With a new head coach, I think they can rally together and stop their losing steak tonight.
Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook
Spread- Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-130) / Vancouver Canucks -1.5 (+110)
Moneyline- Chicago Blackhawks +185 / Vancouver Canucks -235
Total- 6.5 – Over (-115) / Under (-115)