NHL Playoff Pick Game 2 Chicago Blackhawks versus Detroit Red Wings Odds Prediction Preview 5-18-2013

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The Detroit Red Wings will look for a bounce back effort when they tackle the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of their best of seven Western conference NHL playoff series with a pro hockey game on Saturday afternoon.

Face off time between Detroit and Chicago will begin from the Blackhawks home ice at 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC.

The Game 2 NHL playoff odds have the home side Chicago Blackhawks favored by -200 odds with the take back on the road underdog Detroit Red Wings at +180 odds. The goal total is lined at 5 goals.

The Blackhawks takes the 1-0 series lead off their game one 4-1 home ice victory against the Detroit Red Wings as a -191 betting odds favorite. The game finished right at the closing total of five goals.

It was 1-1 after two periods then the Blackhawks struck for three unanswered goals in the final period to take a lead in this best of seven series. Two goals in the third period came at even strength and the final goal came at 19:11 against and empty Detroit Red Wing net.

Chicago was the more aggressive team as they outshoot Detroit by a 42-21 margin. The Red Wings won three more face-offs. Detroit goes 0 of 3 on the power play while the Blackhawks get one goal in three tries on the man advantage. The Blackhawks have won three straight playoff games by a composite score of 12-2. Chicago is a perfect 4-0 on home ice during the postseason.