Chicago Blackhawks Odds
The upstart Chicago Blackhawks bid to regain their footing on Thursday when they play Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series versus the top-seeded Vegas Golden Knights in Edmonton.
The Blackhawks are licking their wounds after sustaining a 4-1 setback in the opener on Tuesday, marking the first time that they are facing a series deficit in these playoffs. Former Hart Trophy recipient Patrick Kane was limited to just one shot on goal in the opener after mustering 17 in Chicago’s four-game series win over Edmonton in the qualifying round.
Calder Trophy finalist Dominik Kubalik wasn’t shy in that department, however, as he registered a team-high five after recording just four in his previous three games.
Vegas Golden Knights Odds
The top-seeded Vegas Golden Knights vie to continue their winning ways on Thursday when they play Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks in Edmonton.
Reilly Smith collected two goals and assist in a 4-1 victory on Tuesday in the series opener for the Golden Knights, who won all three games of the round-robin tournament. Speaking of a perfect record, Robin Lehner turned aside 19 shots to improve to 3-0-0 in the postseason and 6-0-0 since being acquired from Chicago at the trade deadline.
Defenseman Shea Theodore has three goals and two assists during his three-game point streak and 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in his last 14 contests overall.