The Chicago Blackhawks are headed to the highway in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals as they battle the Anaheim Ducks in an NHL playoff pro hockey game on Sunday May 17th.
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Start time from Anaheim is set for 3PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC TV.
The betting odds for Game 1 has the home team Anaheim Ducks the -140 wagering favorite with the over under line set at five goals. The Blackhawks will return +120 odds as the road underdog.
The teams met three times during the regular season with Chicago winning two of the three games. The two games held in Anaheim were won by the Blackhawks by identical 4-1 scores.
Chicago punched their ticket into the Western conference finals following the 4-3 road victory in Game four on May 7th to the Minnesota Wild as a +104 betting odds underdog to complete the sweep. The total went over five goals.
The Blackhawks had 25 shots on net and were 1 of 2 on the power play. They extended a 2-1 lead after two periods to 4-1 with the first two goals of the third period. Chicago held off a late rally by the Wild as they scored goals at 17:42 and 18:33 of the third period to get within one goal of overtime. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist. Brent Seabrook, Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa contributed with goals in the win. Corey Crawford turned away 34 of 37 shots on net.
Anaheim got past the second round of the playoffs following the 3-2 home overtime victory in Game 5 on May 10th to the Calgary Flames as a -243 betting odds favorite. The total went under 5 ½ goals.
The Ducks had 47 shots on net and were 2 of 4 on the power play. The game winning goal in overtime came by Corey Perry at 2:26. Ryan Kesler and Matt Beleskey contributed with goals in the win. Anaheim dominated the face-off circle by a 43-26 margin. Frederick Anderson turned away 17 of 19 shots on his net.
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