Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks – 5/30/15 NHL Playoff Fantasy Sports, Hockey Picks, Odds & Predictions
The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are scheduled for a Game 7 from their Western conference series. Fantasy draft managers can tune to NBC Sports Network at 8PM Eastern Time on Saturday May 30th from Anaheim to follow their rosters.
Since Anaheim won Game 1 of this series 4-1 way back on May 19th, each team has followed a loss with a win in this series. Chicago forced the Game 7 of this series with the 5-2 home victory to Anaheim on Wednesday. This result marked the first time in the entire playoffs that the Ducks suffered a regulation loss.
The Chicago Blackhawks offense has begun to hit stride. The club has scored at 14 goals over their past three games scoring no fewer than four goals in that span. Ducks goaltender Frederik Anderson has let some soft goals in net. Anaheim blew a two goal lead late in Game 5 and was bailed out by Matt Beleskey with an overtime goal or the club could be on vacation right now.
Chicago Blackhawks Center: Jonathan Toews has 16 postseason points with seven goals and nine assists. Toews has three goals over his past three games including two clutch third period goals late in Game 5 that forced the overtime period.
Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing: Patrick Kane leads the club in scoring with 17 points. He has netted ten goals and assisted on seven. Kane had a multiple point game in the win in Game 6 with a goal and assist. The seven year pro suffered an injury that forced him to miss much of the latter half of the season. He returned near the end of the regular season showing no signs of his upper body injury.
Chicago Blackhawks Left Wing: Patrick Sharp has three assists over his past three games. For the post season Sharp has four goals and eight assists for twelve points.
Chicago Blackhawks Defensemen: Duncan Keith will have lots of opportunities based on his average ice time of nearly 32 minutes in the playoffs. As a result of high ice time Keith has two goals and 14 assists for 16 points in the playoffs. He has shown no signs of fatigue with the high workload as Keith dished out three assists in Game 6. He has points in four of his past five games. Brent Seabrook is playing over 26 minutes a game during the post season. He has nine points with five goals and four assists. He posted a goal and assist in Game 5 at Anaheim.
Chicago Blackhawks Goalie: Corey Crawford is a season pro in these spots playing in a Game 7. The Blackhawks were eliminated in the Western conference finals at home on a fluky goal a season ago to the Kings. Crawford is 8-4 in the playoffs with a goal against average of 2.53 and 91.8% save percentage.
Anaheim Ducks Center: Ryan Getzlaf has dished out 17 assists and scored 2 goals during the post season. Getzlaf leads the club in points with 19. He has six assists over his past five games but no goals in that span.
Anaheim Ducks Right Wing: Corey Perry has scored 9 goals and assisted on 8 during the playoffs. He has been quieted of late with just a single goal for one point over his past four games.
Anaheim Ducks Left Wing: Patrick Maroon has had a good post season for Anaheim. He has seven goals and three assists for ten points. He is only two goals away from his regular season total. Maroon has goals in three of his past four games in this series.
Anaheim Ducks Defense: Sami Vatanen leads his defensive crew with three goals and eight assists for 11 points. He has points in two straight. Cam Fowler has nine playoff points with two goals and seven assists. Fowler has contributed offensively in this series with a point in four of his past five games of this series.
Anaheim Ducks Goaltender: Frederik Anderson has a mark of 11-4 with a goal against average of 2.18. His save percentage is 92%. Anderson has looked shaky of late by allowing four goals or greater in his past three games.
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C: Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks)
RW: Patrick Kane (Blackhawks)
LW: Patrick Sharp (Blackhawks)
D: Duncan Keith (Blackhawks), Brent Seabrook (Blackhawks)
G: Corey Crawford (Blackhawks)