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Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 01/17/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Results

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Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 01-17-2021 Forecast Analysis and Results

Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 01/17/2021 – The Florida Panthers will finally make their entry into the new season as they go up against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. The Panthers will play hosts to the Blackhawks at the BB&T Center in Sunrise at 07:00 PM Eastern Time. Chicago is looking to avoid falling to an early 0-3 hole after the team dropped back-to-back games against the defending Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning at the Amalie Arena. The sluggish start from the Blackhawks contributed to them being tagged as underdogs in the latest NHL Betting Odds with a +124 price to win. The match will be shown live on TV at Fox Sports Florida with streaming available on NHL.tv.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 01/17/2021

When: Sunday, January 17, 7:00 PM ET

Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

TV: FOX Sports Florida

Stream: NHL.TV

Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 01/17/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Chicago Blackhawks -2 (+550) 7.5 o (+188) +124
Florida Panthers +2 (-400) 7.5 u (-275) -154
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Chicago Blackhawks

Not even a week into the new NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks already are on a losing skid. The Lightning is simply too much for them as the reigning champs combined for 10 goals in their back-to-back meetings while allowing them just three. It has been a nightmare of an opening stretch for Chicago but coach Jeremy Colliton and the rest of the Blackhawks are aware that they don’t have enough time to dwell on the early struggles, especially under the modified format of the regular season. However, they will still have to play their bid to snatch their first win without captain Jonathan Toews, who is placed on long-term injured reserve due to an undisclosed illness.

Players to watch: A. Boqvist D G 0 A 1 PTS 1, A. Shaw RW G 0 A 1 PTS 1, D. Strome C G 1 A 0 PTS 1

Florida Panthers

After 29 other teams got to taste competition on the ice this week to commence the new NHL season, the Florida Panthers will finally get their own on Sunday at home. The Panthers, though, will parade quite a different core this year following the departure of some of the team’s erstwhile key players, including Mike Hoffman, who was the Panthers’ leading goal scorer last year with 29. The 31-year-old forward officially signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the St. Louis Blues on January 11, 2021. Florida also lost the services Evgeni Dadonovwill, who opted to join the Ottawa Senators last October. The matchup against the Blackhawks will be a huge test for the new Panthers core in gauging whether they can hold the forth against the rest of the league for the rest of the season.

Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW G 23 A 55 PTS 78, A. Barkov C G 20 A 42 PTS 62, M. Hoffman LW G 29 A 30 PTS 59

Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

Trends

Blackhawks

Chicago is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Chicago is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against Florida.
Blackhawks are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Florida.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games played in January.

Panthers

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida’s last 9 games.
Florida is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Panthers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida’s last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Florida is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played in January.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Betting Picks

The mental aspect of the game will haunt the Blackhawks. They may have positive takeaways from their last two outings despite the losses, but their low morale could not be denied. Their confidence has been affected and the Panthers will take advantage of it. Florida may be late but they will make sure to enter the winning column first ahead of the sliding visitors.

Score Prediction: Blackhawks 2, Panthers 4.