The Chicago Blackhawks vs Montreal Canadiens match is going up later today at 7:30 PM EST. The match will be happening at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Date and Time: October 10th, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal
TV: NBCSN (US)
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The Chicago Blackhawks are currently 2-0-1 with 5 points in the 2017-18 NHL season. On the other hand, the Montreal Canadiens are 1-2-0 with only 2 points. The Blackhawks are looking really strong in their games. The Canadiens show no sign of serious revitalization. This could mean an easy win for the Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks are much improved than their closest competitors and their own position in the last seasons. Ryan Hartman and Patrick Kane lead the team in scoring. Both have 6 points.
Further, the team has a couple more great players that we consider to be key for future games, including the one against the Montreal Canadiens. Brandon Saad and Corey Crawford both have promising stats and hopefully, they will be able to improve them further.
The team looks strong and thanks to the streak of victory, a win against the Canadiens looks imminent.
The Canadiens lack scoring prowess. They have played three matches so far. Their fourth match, this one, against the Chicago Blackhawks is going to be their home opener and so there is some sort of hope that they will do better. The Canadiens won against the Buffalo Sabres in an interesting game. The win was a 3-2 shootout win.
After that, however, the team has lost two matches. The first one was a 6-1 devastating loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals, currently in very good form. The second loss was a 2-0 one against the New York Rangers. Their game against the Rangers was a close call. The team put up a really good defense. Somehow, it seems, the Canadiens couldn’t capitalize on it.
If they have better scoring in their game against the Blackhawks, they might stand a chance for victory. And in general, the team has poor defense. They need to work on that front as well if they don’t want to lose with a huge score difference.