Even and tight. That’s how it happens when Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils make up the NHL.
In front of the meeting the night until Monday, Swedish time there is really no need to re-evaluate the feeling that this can be a tight match again. This season, the New Jersey Devils are clearly warmer than before and thus have a better chance than long to disturb Chicago Blackhawks seriously.
If we look at the team’s last peer meetings, we see that the two last ended a draw. Prior to that, it was common for dump winning in either direction. This time, both teams get to the match in question with a bit hacky shape, with losses mixed with recent wins. However, it is the guests who have started the season by far the best. Given that the form is not top in any of the camps, we believe in a dense story, without the fact that any team dominates completely.
As you know, Marian Hossa is not available anymore this season. At the same time, Chicago Blackhawks can manage without Jordin Tootoo and Michal Rozsival. There is certainly no supertunga break, but it is not optimal.
After having had some injury problems lately, suddenly it looks significantly brighter for New Jersey Devils, who now only has three players left because of injuries. Travis Zajac, Marcus Johansson and Michael McLeod have gone away for a couple of weeks.
As we said, the feeling is even and tight here – as we used to.