As we correctly predicted yesterday, the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the series at 1-1, with a massive 6-2 win in New York. Tyler Johnson scored a sick hat trick including a short handed goal. Lundqvist, who was a beast in Game 1, let in 6 of the 26 shots the Lightning threw at him.
If you took Scotts Over 4.5 goals pick, then it was an easy 2-0 night for you.
It was one of those great games where power play goals were the main story. 5 of the 8 goals scored were on the power play, and one goal was scored when the OTHER team was on a powerplay.
The Blackhawks will be hoping they can channel some of that Tampa domination tonight, as they go to Anaheim trailing 1-0 in the series.
Let’s get to the tips:
Blackhawks vs Ducks Betting Tips:
Scott: I expect a much better effort from the Hawks tonight. The Ducks got a great game from Andersen and scoring from their depth players to pick up the 4-1 win in game 1.
The Hawks will need to find a way to get pucks past Andersen. But one thing working in the Hawks favor is the lack of experience for the Ducks goaltender. The Hawks have been in this place before and know how to rebound. And I expect just that.
Hawks win for 2.10
Graeme: I completely agree with Scott on the Blackhawks pick. They are more than up for the challenge, have won often on the road and this looks to be a long series. It’d be impressive as hell for the Ducks to pick up the win here – but the Blackhawks came out fast and furious in Game 1, and only some impressive goaltending stopped that. I can’t see Andersen doing that all series. Take the Blackhawks at http://www.5Dimes.eu for Americans(Need to register to see lines) and and http://www.Bet365.com for everyone else..