Chicago is one of the top Stanley Cup picks this year, but they’ve struggled at home lately. The Blackhawks will welcome their old rivals from Dallas to town on Friday, and the Stars will begin a three-game road trip in Chicago. When the Stars were in Minnesota, this was an old-time hockey rivalry, and things could get exciting as both are jockeying for positions at opposite ends of the playoff spectrum.
Dallas Stars vs Chicago Blackhawks odds – Tuesday, February 9, 8:30 PM ET
The Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 2-1 win in St. Louis, and Antti Niemi returned from a bout with the flu to stop 34 shots for the Blackhawks, who also got goals from Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews. The potent Chicago offense hasn’t scored more than two goals in their last four games, which is the reason for their recent slide, and they’re looking to take some momentum into the Olympic break with them as they have home games against Dallas and Atlanta, followed by a road game in Columbus. But the offense will take care of itself. The biggest question that the Blackhawks need to answer is in between the pipes. Who will the Blackhawks lean on when it gets closer to the playoffs, Niemi or Cristobal Huet?
Hockey betting picks: Dallas Stars
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