With the NHL 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference moves on to the 3rd Game on the 21st of May 2015 with Ducks of Anaheim (1-1) playing the Blackhawks of Chicago (1-1) with this 7 Game Series tied at 1-1 with the 3rd Game to be played at 8:05 PM ET in Chicago and seen on NBC SN TV.
In this 3rd Game with the series tied at 1-1 the oddsmakers had no early betting odds posted. The 1st Game of the Series in California saw the Ducks of Anaheim win the game 4-1, then in the 2nd Game also in California the Blackhawks beat the Ducks 3-2 in the 3rd Over Time.
After this 3rd Game in Chicago, the 4th Game will also be in Chicago on Saturday the 23rd of May at 8:05 PM ET. The 5th Game moves back to California on Monday the 25th of May at 9:05 PM ET. Then the 6th Game (if needed) will be played in Chicago on Wednesday the 27th of May at 8:05 PM ET, and the Final 7th Game if needed will move back to California on Saturday the 30th of May 2015 with game time at 8:05 PM ET.
The 2nd game was certainly a fan thriller as Chicago had its longest game in the history of their franchise as the beat the Ducks 3-2 in triple overtime. Now Chicago heads home for advantage on their home ice rink. Will they be able to stay ahead of the Ducks by winning this 3rd game and taking a 2-1 lead?
If you Bet on NHL at an Online sportsbook and are a Ducks of Anaheim fan your aware that your team in Game 1 and 2 had a slow start, in the first game they came back to win, but in the 2nd game they were behind 2-0 in the 1st period, but somehow just kept scoring and in the 2nd tied the score, but then lost in the 3rd OT 3-2 to the Blackhawks. Now they need to improve going into this game 3. The scoring for Ducks could get easier as Perry has found the goal, and should score on road games as in the postseason he has 2 goals and 2 assists and a total of 4 points to date. That plus the fact that Anaheim is a very good team on the road, especially in the playoffs, and have played well in Chicago at the United Center to add to that plus, as in their last 5 games there, they won six.
For the Blackhawk fans of Chicago your goalie C. Crawford had 60 saves in that 3 OT win, compared to the Ducks goalie Andersen’s 53 saves? But the Chicago can’t rely on Crawford to save then for the 2 consecutive games since the Ducks are the best scoring team this postseason.
The Blackhawks defense may fail going down the stretch of 7 games if the use their rotation of 4 defensive players. The Ducks have enough offensive talent, that they can score against the tiring defensive players and that should be enough reason to change. The Blackhawks in this series can be more vicious if Kane returns to his scoring ways, and he is overdue for a winning game in this 7 game series. In this 2015 postseason Chicago has won all 5 of their home games and seeks to continue that pattern. The experts predict the Ducks to win this 3rd game 4 to 2 and a take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference Final Series.