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(8-11-4) Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks (16-8-3)
Date: Tuesday, December 6th
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
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The “best” in the West takes on the NHL’s 29th place team on Tuesday night as the Chicago Blackhawks host the Arizona Coyotes. This might look like the makings of a lopsided game, but not so fast…
The desert dogs are making a quick trip through Ohio and Illinois to start their week. They visited the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night and will stop in at the United Center for a date with the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
The Coyotes entered Monday’s game riding a three-game losing streak (*game with Columbus tied 1-1 after one period at time of writing), but that’s not for lack of trying on the part of Arizona.
Games against some top-end opponents including the LA Kings and San Jose Sharks (OT) both ended in on goal losses (4-3 and 2-1 respectively) with a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets (Shootout) on the front-end of a home and home.
This team is pesky and hangs around but hasn’t been able to get over the hump and close out games. A few bounces here and there could have what is actually a fairly solid group in the wild card race.
As it stands though, this team is slipping out of the race quickly and is eight points out of the playoffs already.
You may or may not have caught the quotation marks around the word “best” in the West in the lead paragraph above.
That’s because despite sitting atop the Western Conference standings at the moment, the Blackhawks have looked simply pathetic in their last two outings, with losses coming at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets.
What’s more, the team is hampered by some key injuries with captain Jonathan Toews on the IR with an upper-body injury and goalie Corey Crawford recovering from an emergency appendectomy.
Crawford’s absence would appear to be the lesser of the two in terms of significance, as backup netminder Scott Darline was very good Sunday night against the Jets and is the only reason the Blackhawks didn’t get chased out of their own building.
The offence has looked terrible in its last two games for this team in Toews’ absence, managing just two goals in their last two losses. And since Toews last played on November 23, the team has gone 3-3 and has scored just 12 goals in those six games.
Not very Chicago-like at all.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-1-3 in ARI last 12 overall.
- ARI are 14-45 in their last 59 vs. Central.
- Over is 9-3 in ARI last 12 Tue. games.
- Under is 12-4-5 in CHI last 21 overall.
- Over is 5-2-1 in CHI last 8 Tue. games.
- CHI are 29-13 in their last 42 vs. Pacific.
Free Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Prediction:
Two teams that are scuffling along, but the Coyotes have actually been hanging around in their games against much better opponents, while the Blackhawks look listless against teams they should be running over.
This could be another trap game for the Blackhawks as they have a tendency to play down to their opponents and the Coyotes are going to be a determined bunch.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Arizona
I think Arizona’s pesky style will grind on the Blackhawks who don’t have to work hard at all most nights and try to “skill” their way out of situations far too often.
The Coyotes pull off an upset.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Arizona 3 – 2 Chicago
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