The CHICAGO and the CAROLINA will both be gunning for a victory on 11/12/2018 at 7:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS vs CAROLINA HURRICANES
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
|53||CHICAGO||0 (-110)||6 -105
TV: 7:05 PM
PREDICTION: CAROLINA , CHICAGO
Oddsmakers currently have the CHICAGO listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the CAROLINA, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks have spiraled out of control with losses in seven straight games (0-6-1) while the Carolina Hurricanes would be in the same situation had they not emerged victorious in the Windy City on Thursday. The struggling clubs bid to regain their footing at the other’s expense on Monday when they conclude their season series at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.
Chicago fell to 0-2-0 under new coach Jeremy Colliton after following up a 4-3 loss to Carolina with a 4-0 setback in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. “We’re making little mistakes here and there. We need to be better after we give up goals,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who has seen his team outscored 30-12 during its winless skid, told reporters. After seeing a 4-0 lead nearly evaporate versus the Blackhawks, the Hurricanes failed to hold a two-goal advantage in the third period and dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout to Detroit on Saturday. “We should have managed it better. A couple mistakes cost us,” Carolina head coach Rod Brind’Amour told the media. “I didn’t like our third period at all. … We just took our foot off the gas, and it cost us.”
TV: 7 p.m. ET, NBCS Chicago, FS Carolinas
ABOUT THE BLACKHAWKS (6-8-3): Cam Ward returns to PNC Arena for the first time as a member of a visiting team and will face the club with which he helped capture a Stanley Cup. “I anticipate it to be strange and emotional at the same time,” said the 34-year-old, who serves as the Hurricanes leader in games played, wins (318) and shutouts (27). “I’m very grateful for my time, my 13 years, that I was able to play in Carolina and I have a lot of people to thank for the opportunities I was given there.” Ward, who was named the 2006 Conn Smythe Trophy recipient, has yielded 11 goals during his three-game winless skid.
ABOUT THE HURRICANES (7-7-3): Carolina hasn’t been shy in regard to testing opposing goaltenders, as the club registered its third performance this season of unleashing at least 50 shots on goal Saturday. Lucas Wallmark, who had two assists in last week’s encounter with Chicago, recorded a team-high eight shots versus the Red Wings. Fellow forward Andrei Svechnikov added five shots in that contest after scoring his fourth goal of the season against Blackhawks.
1. Carolina G Scott Darling, who was traded from Chicago in April 2017, made 35 saves against the Blackhawks to record his lone win in four outings this season.
2. Chicago RW Patrick Kane, who scored and set up a goal in the first meeting, resides one point shy of 850 in his career.
3. The Hurricanes have scored on the power play in three straight games.
PREDICTION: Hurricanes 3, Blackhawks 1