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Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 02/29/2020 NHL Game Analysis, Odds and Picks
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Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 02/29/2020 – It has not been a friendly month for the Florida Panthers, who have lost 10 of their 15 games so far in February after they ran on fumes heading into the All-Star break late last month sitting on a six-game winning surge. But they still have a chance to cap the month with a bang when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on a rare 29th of February, Saturday inside the BB&T Center. The Panthers will play the second of a five-game homestand that started out flat with a 3-5 loss against the Maple Leafs on Thursday. The NHL Betting Lines expect them to bounce back as they are offered at -165 as favorites in the two-way main money line market, whilst the Blackhawks are underdogs at +145.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 02/29/2020
When: Saturday, February 29, 06:00 PM ET
Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers 02/29/2020 Betting Odds:
Like the Panthers, the Chicago Blackhawks found the month of February as a tough period with multiple failed attempts to gain ground for a playoff bid. It’s like a wasted opportunity for this team which remains at the bottom of the Central Division and is eight points removed from a wild card spot in the Western Conference. But the Blackhawks will bring in positive energy to Florida on Saturday night after gaining some measure of confidence from their 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay last Thursday.
Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 64, G 28, A 50, PTS 78), Jonathan Toews (GP 64, G 16, A 38, PTS 54), Dominik Kubalik (GP 62, G 29, A 14, PTS 43).
The loss against Toronto dragged Florida to fourth place in the Atlantic Division as the Panthers blew their chance to even up their record and move up the third spot with the Maple Leafs, who now lead them by four points. Captain Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov were all missing links who burdened Florida in its latest setback as they account for a combined -6 rating. Noel Acciari tried to fill the gap as he snapped his personal scoring slump by tallying his 20th goal of the season – a breakthrough for a skater who had registered just 18 goals in the first 180 games of his career.
Players to watch: Jonathan Huberdeau (GP 64, G 22 A 55, PTS 77), Aleksander Barkov (GP 61, G 20, A 42, PTS 62), Mike Hoffman (GP 64, G 26, A 28, PTS 54).
Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Betting Predictions
Blackhawks are 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games.
Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central.
Blackhawks vs Panthers Betting Picks
The convincing win over Tampa Bay’s last timeout has made the Blackhawks thirst for another victory on the road. Leaving no stone unturned, the Blackhawks will pull off a stunner in Florida and will head back home to Chicago looking to sustain their onslaught.
Score Prediction: Blackhawks 4, Panthers 3.