Gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs action could have a tough time choosing a side in this game or in this series but that should make for great action.
NHL betting playoffs stats tell us that Chicago has home ice advantage in this series and the Blackhawks were 4-0 against Calgary this season. Chicago has two superstar scorers in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews so they should be fun for gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs games to watch. Chicago also has Nikolai Khabibulin in goal and he won the Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.
Gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs games know that Calgary is led by Jarome Iginla and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. The Flames will need Kiprusoff to outplay Khabibulin if they expect to win this NHL betting playoffs series. They will also need excellent play out of the Iginla, Mike Cammalleri, Olli Jokinen line. Calgary could have the defensive edge in this NHL betting playoffs series if Dion Phaneuf starts playing to his potential.
Special teams could be important to consider for gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs action in this series. Chicago ranked 12th in the league on the power play, with a 19.3% success rate as NHL betting playoffs numbers show while Calgary ranked 21st at 17.0%. Chicago ranked 18th in the league in penalty killing, with an 80.6% success rate while Calgary ranked fourth at 83.4% as NHL betting playoffs stats indicate.
Calgary's Mike Cammalleri tied for ninth in the league with 39 goals. He tied for second in the league with 19 power play goals as NHL betting playoffs statistics indicate. Jarome Iginla tied for tenth in the league with 54 assists as NHL betting playoffs stats indicate and he was eighth in the league with 89 points.
NHL betting playoffs numbers tell us that Chicago's Duncan Keith tied for fourth in the league at plus-33. Martin Havlat was tied for ninth at plus-29.
Martin Havlat and Andrew Ladd led the Blackhawks with six points in four games against the Flames this year while Todd Bertuzzi, Jarome Iginla and Rene Bourque led the Flames with three points against the Blackhawks this year as NHL betting playoffs number show.
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