The Blackhawks have a good history against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’ve won their last 3 games against them. They’ve averaged 5 goals, while conceding 1 in those 3 games. Chicago plays their best hockey at the United Center. Last year, the Blackhawks won 63 percent of their home games. It will be tall task for the Maple Leafs to win on the road, while playing in their 3rd game in 4 nights. They lost by one goal to the Winnipeg Jets and the Minnesota Wild. In all their away games this season, they’ve had the lead entering the 3rd period, but, were unable to win. They have given up an average of 2 goals in the 3rd period. Toronto will eventually resolve their 3rd period issues, but, tonight is not the night. The Chicago Blackhawks are favoured and I expect them to win.
Prediction: Chicago wins 3-2 @ home