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Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Rangers, February 17th 2016
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It’s unusual for Chicago to lose three games in a row but they were however due for a few losses after racking up win after win after – you get my point. They then played Toronto, let out all of their frustration by showing no mercy as they skated off the ice in a 7-2 victory. Toronto is always a good team to beat up on when you’re slumping. Poor bastards.
Both Dallas and Chicago are tied in the Central Division and regardless of who finishes first, both teams will be making the playoffs. However pride is a big thing in hockey and you can bet both teams will fight to finish first. What else is interesting is that Patrick Kane has 82 points leading the league in scoring and Jamie Benn is 2nd overall in scoring.
The Rangers have been an up and down team all season. From offensive struggles, to defensive injuries and even goaltending issues at times. New York have only managed 12 goals in their last 16 games but they do have scoring depth throughout the line-up so that shouldn’t be too much of a concern.
Lundqvist skated off with a win over the Flyers last time out as he put on a goaltending 101 clinic. He has been, still is, the most consistent goaltender since he entered the league back in 2000. Still without his name on the Stanley Cup though..
- Chicago Blackhawks -> Corey Crawford
Corey Crawford made 41 saves in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks on Saturday night. Crawford hasn’t recorded a regulation win in four outings, giving up eight goals in that stretch. Crawford has a 2.19 goals against average and .930 save percentage.
Crawford is 13-8 with a 2.78 goals against average on the road, while vs the Rangers he is 1-4 with a 2.24 goals against average in his career
- New York Rangers -> Henrik Lundqvist
Lundqvist has allowed just two goals in his last three games. He has a 2.29 goals against average and .924 save percentage in 47 contests this season.
In 9 career games against Chicago, Lundqvist is 6-3 with a 1.91 goals against average.
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