Get your fix of offshore online gambling at SBG sportsbook with the Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins game on Friday, January 20th at the TD Garden. NHL betting lines appearing shortly.
The Hawks bounced back from two straight losses with a 6-4 win against Colorado on Tuesday. Rookie forward Vinnie Hinistroza scored two goals in the span of little over three minutes in the third period to tie the game and put Chicago ahead. Fellow rookies Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz also scored and assisted. While the young’uns stepped up to the plate, veteran, captain, and team leader Jonathan Toews is career-low statistical scoring production. Toews has scored seven goals and has 22 points in 38 games, a far cry from his 28-goal season average of the past three years. At the ripe old age of 28, Toews is older than the average NHL player – as well as a throwback to the puck-luggers of yore.
According to the Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh, what Toews needs is another proven winger by his side. However, the Hawks’ brass are more likely to just well leave enough alone. At least general manager Stan Bowman is not overly concerned. “If we were losing regularly, I might say different. But he’s still doing lots of things to help us win games. He cares more than ever about only one thing: winning,” Bowman said on Tuesday. As do offshore online gambling fans. Chicago is second in the Central Division of the Western Conference with a 28-14-5 record.
The Bruins blew a three-goal lead and lost 5-6 to the Red Wings on Wednesday. Boston came out swinging and opened the scoreboard within 44 seconds. Frank Vatrano scored his second goal of the game at 8:50 to put the Bruins ahead 3-0. Patrice Bergeron gave Boston its most comfortable lead at 19:02 with a power-play goal. From that point on “it was a collapse,” as Bruins head coach Claude Julien so deftly put it. Still, Boston managed to hold on to a latter-game one-goal lead for close to 22 minutes.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 20 saves, but couldn’t hold off Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen in the shootout. Boston cancelled practice on Tuesday prior to the Detroit game. They cancelled practice again today. Whether that sways the NHL betting lines in Chicago’s favor has yet to be seen, but it does seem to bode ill for Julien’s job security. According to CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, the coach’s dismissal is “imminent.” The Bruins have dropped three of their last four games as well as six of their last nine. Boston is a deceptive second place in the Atlantic division; they have played six more games than both third place the Maple Leafs and fourth place the Senators.
Julien is 416-242-94 in 10 seasons in Boston, and lead the Bruins to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011 and to the Cup Finals two seasons later. However, as former Islanders coach Jack Capuano recently found out the hard way, resting on one’s laurels is one surefire way to get surely fired. The offshore online gambling odds of Julien getting sacked are not good – for him, nor are the NHL betting lines for the Bruins.