On February 23, the NHL will host a match between Columbus and Chicago, for which our experts prepared a prediction. How will the teams perform?
“Chicago” after such an unsuccessful start of the season has gained excellent shape during the tournament and is now confidently gaining points. In just two games out of ten, the Blackhawks failed to score points. Thanks to such successful results, the team moved up to fourth place in the Central Division table.
It’s worth noting that the Blackhawks are not as afraid of away games as they used to be. In five games on the ice, the rival Carolina had only one defeat (3:5). Despite the defeat, the Blackhawks performed well, with striker Kane again top player with two assists and a goal.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus continues to lose points. After an easy 3:0 victory over Nashville, the team was defeated in the return leg (2:4). Again, the defense showed itself not in the best way, as it allowed the opponent too much, because of which the “Predators” were able to shoot at the Blue Jackets goal 45 times at once.
Prior to this, Columbus had a not very successful away streak of three matches, in which they managed to win only one victory over Chicago (6:5). True, in the return match, the Blackhawks were able to take revenge (3:2). Also “Columbus” suffered a crushing defeat from “Carolina” (3:7).
Chicago are in great shape, which they show in every match. Columbus, in turn, is unstable, which is why they often lose points. Although the Blackhawks play away, it is still better to give preference to them, as the team performs well both on the home arena and on the opponent’s ice.
Our prediction is the victory of “Chicago” with a handicap (0) for the odds of 2.12.