|Written by Michelle Allan|
NHL Playoffs odds will be posted for a potential elimination game from Calgary as the Flames try to beat the hockey odds to save their season against the Blackhawks. NHL Playoffs odds have been a home team exclusive so far in this series as the visitor is yet to get the cash against the hockey odds through the first five games.
Chicago won the first two games of this series against the NHL Playoffs odds at home by scores of 3-2 in overtime and 3-2 again in the second game. Calgary took game three by a score of 4-2 and then won game four 6-4 to even the series at 2-2 against the hockey odds.
In game five back at Chicago the Blackhawks put on a dominant display in a 5-1 blowout win and payoff against the NHL Playoffs odds. Defenseman Brent Seabrook was the hero against the NHL Playoffs odds with 1 goal and 2 assists. Chicago goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 shots for his third win against the NHL Playoffs odds.
Chicago is one of the hottest teams against the NHL Playoffs odds with 9 payoffs in their last 12 games. The Blackhawks have also been good at maintaining momentum as they have won 6 out of their last 8 games when coming off a win in their previous game. Calgary has been trending under as of late with 11 of their last 15 games having gone under the total. The Fames look to be a solid team against the NHL Playoffs odds as a host as they have gotten the cash in 35 of their last 51 home games. Chicago, however, has beaten the NHL Playoffs odds in 7 of their last 9 head-to-head meetings with Calgary.
Khabibulin has a goals against average of 2.83 in the series so far. The Hawks have been led on offense by the foursome of defensemen Cam Barker, right wing Martin Havlat, center Patrick Sharp, and center Jonathan Toews, who each have 6 points in the playoffs so far. Jarome Iginla and Olli Jokinen lead the Flames with 5 points apiece so far in the post season.
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