- Anaheim Bidding for Third Straight Victory
- Chicago Figuring Things Out
- Ducks Finding a Way
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Game Injuries
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Head-to-Head
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Game Information
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Betting Lines
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Picks and Prediction
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Trends
- Blackhawks vs DucksEdge
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Results
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Game Summary
Anaheim Bidding for Third Straight Victory
The teams at the bottom of the Western Conference standings are set to square off in Anaheim.
The Anaheim Ducks are one point behind Columbus for the fewest points in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks have ripped off five wins in a row and still have the third-fewest points.
Chicago is one of three teams yet to hit double digits in road wins. That could change on Monday night in Anaheim, which has just 10 wins at home.
Chicago is 10th in the NHL with a .650 points percentage in February despite a -6 goal differential. Anaheim has given up 17 more goals than it has scored in February. However, Anaheim has points in five of the 10 games in the month.
Chicago continues to play without veteran forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, with Kane likely to be traded sooner rather than later. Fellow forwards Mackenzie Entwistle, Reese Johnson, Sam Lafferty and defenseman Jarred Tinordi are sidelined. The Blackhawks just traded veteran defenseman Jack Johnson to the Colorado Avalanche.
For Anaheim, forward Adam Henrique, goalie Anthony Stolarz and defenseman Urho Vaakanainen are out.
According to the NHL playoff odds, the Blackhawks and Ducks are at the bottom of the NHL at +10000 in the odds to win the Stanley Cup title.
Chicago Figuring Things Out
If the Blackhawks aren’t careful, they might play their way out of the Connor Bedard sweepstakes.
Kane has sat out the last two games and team captain Toews hasn’t played since late January. However, Chicago Blackhawks has won five straight games with three wins against teams in playoff position, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars.
Kane was rolling with seven goals in his last four games at the time of his absence from the lineup. That leaves Max Domi as the offensive leader for the Blackhawks. He has four goals and seven assists during the winning streak.
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— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) February 26, 2023
Five of Chicago’s last six games have finished under the Las Vegas odds total.
Ducks Finding a Way
It is a bit of a mystery how Anaheim has won its last two games.
The Ducks were outshot 43-21 in a 4-2 win over Washington as Alexander Ovechkin returned to action for the Capitals for the first time in 11 days following the death of his father. Ovechkin was held scoreless despite five shots on goal as John Gibson stopped 41 of 43 shots in the 4-2 win.
Two days later, Carolina had 53 of the 68 shots on goal with Trevor Zegras recording two assists and Troy Terry scoring for the second game in a row after missing 2½ weeks. Gibson was the No. 1 star once again with 51 saves.
Anaheim Ducks won both games despite going scoreless on seven power-play opportunities.
Seven of Anaheim’s last eight home games have gone over the NHL betting lines total.
Blackhawks vs Ducks Game Injuries
Blackhawks vs Ducks Head-to-Head
Anaheim snapped a seven-game losing streak to Chicago with a 3-2 road win on Feb. 7. Jacob Megna’s first goal of the season forced overtime and Frank Vatrano won the game in OT.
Both games between Anaheim and Chicago this season finished as one-goal games with the visiting team winning each time. Both games went under the total.
Chicago has won the last four times it has played at Anaheim, with the Ducks last winning at home in the series in 2018.
Blackhawks vs Ducks Game Information
- Game: Blackhawks (21-32-5) vs Ducks (19-34-7)
- Location: Honda Center, Anaheim
- Day/Time: Monday, Feb. 27, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Blackhawks vs Ducks Live Stream: NHL.TV
Blackhawks vs Ducks Betting Lines
Blackhawks vs Ducks Picks and Prediction
Who would have thought that two of the worst teams in the NHL enter this matchup on winning streaks?
Anaheim doesn’t have a power-play goal in its last three meetings with Chicago. Only eight teams average fewer goals per game in February than the 2.7 being put up by the Ducks and Blackhawks.
This is just the third game this season that Anaheim is listed by the sportsbook as the favorite. Chicago is 18-35-3 as the underdog.
Something will have to give as Chicago is 12-15 against the spread (ATS) on the road while Anaheim has covered in just 10 of its 26 games at home.
The Chicago Blackhawks are listed at +110 in our Las Vegas NHL odds. This means that if you wager $100 on the Blackhawks, you have a chance to win $110. Anaheim is -130, offering a chance to win $77 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Chicago Blackhawks a 47.62% chance to win, with the Anaheim Ducks at 56.52%.