Stadium: Xcel Energy Center (Saint Paul).
Prediction for the NHL Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks match, which will take place on March 26th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Minnesota is having a bright season and intends to get a high seed in the playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup. The Wild had an impressive stretch recently, scoring in 14 straight games. This series was interrupted by the failed game with Boston, 2-5. But they gained two wins in the next three meetings, losing only to Philadelphia in the shootout, 4-5. Such a run allowed Dean Evason's team to rise to fourth place in the Western Conference.
Chicago is having another disappointing season, looking to end it as quickly as possible. Once again, the Hawks were uncompetitive. So the club's main legend was recently traded to the Rangers, where he can finally compete for the Stanley Cup. After that, they fell apart, suffering six losses in the last eight meetings and beating only Boston and Nashville, 6-3 and 2-1. Luke Richardson's team has not met any challenges for a long time, except for the lineup rebuilds. They are 15th in the Western Conference, ahead of San Jose.
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They are opponents at entirely different levels. Suffice it to say, the Wildcats are fourth in the West, while the Hawks are in penultimate place. The H2H statistics favor the hosts, who won seven meetings. Luke Richardson's squad continues to have huge troubles problems, failing their last three consecutive games by a combined score of 3-15.
In recent years, the rivalry between Minnesota and Chicago needs to be more productive. In the previous seven encounters, the opponents have shot 36 goals (5.14 average per game), scoring a maximum of six goals per game. Now the Wild are playing without their top offensive star, Kirill Kaprizov, and the Hawks don't need anything from the season.