In the Western conference the Blackhawks are in a tight race for the last playoff spot. In NHL Betting, The Red Wings are at 15-1 to win the Stanley Cup.
It seems that hockey does not have as firm of a rule while in most sports it seems that home field advantage is an extremely important advantage. There are several teams that are much better playing away from their home crowd while there are definitely teams that play better at home than on the road.
One of the teams that play better away than they do at home are the Detroit Red Wings. They are 21-13-6 while playing in Detroit even as they are 25-10-4 playing away from Detroit. By putting up a record of 19-12-9 on the season away from their home ice, the Blackhawks are a solid road team as well.
As the season closes out, the Blackhawks are in desperate need of victories. The Flames and Stars are the two teams that are hot on their tails. With 93 points the Blackhawks are in the 8th position in the Western Conference Standings. Both the Flames and Stars are at 91 points. If the Blackhawks are unable to finish things out the right way, they could lose their spot in the playoffs.
Having won their last two games the Red Wings will come into the game with some momentum. If the Blackhawks lose this game, they have lost 2 in a row and they are in serious danger of slipping out of the playoff picture for now. Blackhawks to come out with an inspired effort look for them in this game.