Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blackhawks Visit Ottawa on Thursday

Ottawa Senators Hockey

Ottawa is 12-4 Their Last 16; Undefeated in March

The Chicago Blackhawks fly into the nation’s capital to take on the red-hot Ottawa Senators on Thursday. The puck drops at 7:30 PM ET on TSN5. The Sens are playing their best hockey of the season and have improved their record to 39-22-6 SU, 37-30 ATS. They’re unbeaten in March, and have a 12-4 record over their past 16 games. That strong play has gotten them to within two points of first place in the Atlantic Division. That has them two games in hand over the Montreal Canadiens. After being named the third star of the week in the NHL, captain Erik Karlsson has produced yet another tremendous offensive season for Ottawa. He has produced 13 goals, 49 assists. He also has six points over his past four games. His play has put him in the lead of all NHL defenseman in assists.

Oddsmakers have the Blackhawks as -130 moneyline favorites and the total is at 5.5 Under is -130.

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The Chicago Blackhawks are securely in second place in the Western Conference’s Central Division. They have a record of 43-20-5 SU with a 32-36 ATS. They’re 8-2-0 over their last 10 games. They are positioning themselves for yet another playoff run this spring. Reigning NHL MVP, Patrick Kane has continued his scoring ways in 2016-17. Kane has 30 goals and43 assists. He currently sits second in league scoring with 73 points. This is only two behind league-leading Connor McDavid. Both teams will be looking to finetune for the playoffs.

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