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The Dallas Stars find themselves in familiar territory at United Center as they take on an interdivisional rival, the Chicago Blackhawks. In their latest game, the Chicago Blackhawks lost 0-1 to the New York Rangers. The Dallas Stars are playing in a back-to-back in this one.
We have Scott Darling penciled in as the confirmed starter for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is 5-2-3 on the year with a 2.23 GAA. He was fantastic in his most recent game, posting a 0.973 save percentage. In Scott Darling's last 10 appearances, he has posted a 0.943 save percentage.
Antti Niemi is expected to get the call here. He has been mediocre this season with a 5-3-3 record and 3.2 GAA. He was bad in his most recent game, posting a 0.872 save percentage. Niemi has been mediocre over his last 3 games, posting a 0.904 save percentage.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been excellent at home, posting a 11-2-3 record. The Dallas Stars have been not up to par when playing on the road with a 4-7-4 record. The Chicago Blackhawks have gone 5-4 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Dallas Stars have gone 7-8 when playing Western-Central opponents this season.
All of the value in this line is on the road club. We will go with the Dallas Stars in this match-up.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
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