If the opening game of this series was any indication, tonight’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues is going to be a heck of a lot of fun to watch.
St. Louis grabbed a dramatic 1-0 OT victory on Wednesday night finding a way to shut down the Blackhawks high-powered offense. That, of course, has forced Chicago to get a bit mad.
After all, this is a team made up of goal-scorers. They won’t be shut out in back-to-back games. And that is a good thing for hockey-watching fans everywhere. Puck drop for Game 2 of the series is slated for 8 p.m. ET. Read on for a look at all the most important details, including odds and live streaming options:
Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV Channel: NBCSN, RSN, TVA, CSNC, FSMW
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Odds: St. Louis – 113 via OddsShark
Preview: St. Louis got a little physical on Wednesday night. And, now, the Blackhawks are anxious to answer in kind.
The Blues racked up 41 hits in their 1-0 OT victory, while Chicago notched just 24. However, while the ‘Hawks are anxious to get back on the ice and back to hitting, they’re also determined to prove that winning isn’t just about who can battle the hardest.
Chicago boasts some serious speed and the Blackhawks could use that to their offensive advantage tonight. Also an advantage? The return of Duncan Keith.
The two-time Norris Trophy winner and last year’s Conn Smythe winner is set to return from his six-game suspension for Game 2 after a high-sticking penalty in the regular season. Keith will ease the load for the rest of the ‘Hawks defensemen who logged some serious ice-time in Game 1.
Andrew Ladd is also expected to be in the lineup tonight despite shuttling back and forth between St. Louis and Chicago as he and his wife await the birth of their third child. Corey Crawford is also expected to make a second straight appearance in net.