Blackhawks open as underdogs against Blues


The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to halt a two-game losing streak against the St. Louis Blues when the teams open their first-round playoff set on Wednesday, with Patrick Kane and company opening as slim -105 underdogs on the series prices at sportsbooks monitored by

The defending Stanley Cup champions travel to St. Louis for Wednesday night’s Blackhawks vs. Blues betting matchup at Scottrade Center as +105 Game 1 underdogs, but maintain solid 15/2 odds to win the Stanley Cup this spring.

The Blackhawks posted an uninspiring 11-15 record over their final 26 games, including a pair of losses to the Blues, and are 2-5 in their past seven against their Central Division rivals. The Blues ride a 14-4 hot streak into the postseason, but wrapped up their campaign two points short of Dallas in the battle for top spot in the Western Conference.

Strong regular-season performances are nothing new for St. Louis, who have tallied over 100 points in four of the past five seasons. However, early playoff exits have become just as commonplace for the Blues, who have been bounced in the first round in each of the past three years.

But their checkered history has not hurt them at the sportsbooks, where the Blues opened as -115 chalk to knock off Chicago in the first round and sit at 10/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.

Over in the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be gunning for their 15th win in 17 outings when they open their first-round series against the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

The Penguins were one of the best teams in the NHL in the second half of the season, powering to the second-best record in the conference following a moribund start that dropped their Stanley Cup odds to a distant 22/1 by mid-December.

Pittsburgh has been playing without injured stars Marc-Andre Fleury and Evgeni Malkin, but remains a solid -155 favorite on the series prices against a Rangers squad that is a middling 7-9 in their past 16 games. The Penguins have seen their Stanley Cup odds rise during their current tear, joining the favorites at a healthy 9/1.

The Washington Capitals continue to lead the way on the Stanley Cup odds at 4/1, followed by the Los Angeles Kings at 7/1, while the Stars are joined by the Anaheim Ducks at 8/1.

The Rangers and San Jose Sharks each sport 16/1 odds to win the Cup heading into the playoffs, followed by the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning at 20/1, the Nashville Predators and New York Islanders at 25/1, and the Minnesota Wild at 28/1, while the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers each trail at 33/1.

Watch Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers: How to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel, Dates, Times


How to watch Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers

On Monday, September 20, Detroit Lions face the Green Bay Packers in a regular NFL season game.

Game Details

  • Who: Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers
  • When:Monday, September 20 at 8:15 p.m.
  • Network: ESPN


How to Live Stream Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers

If you don’t have cable, you can stream Sunday Night Football games on Peacock or find games on other streaming service providers such as: YouTube, Hulu with Live TV, Fubo, or Sling.

Check out our full NFL regular season schedule for all matchups, start times and where to watch every game or visit the Detroit Lions schedule or Green Bay Packers schedule to see the full team schedule matchups.

How to watch Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheader tonight on NBCSN: St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights

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This week on NBCSN features an exciting Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheader. First Ryan O’Reilly and the St. Louis Blues take on Jared Spurgeon and the Minnesota Wild at 7:00 p.m. ET with coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m. with NHL Live. Following the Blues/Wild game, Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights will host Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET to finish off the night.  Watch online or with the NBC Sports App. Click here for the latest statsscores, and division standings.

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Wednesday Night Hockey Doubleheader:

How to watch the St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild:

  • Where: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • When: Wednesday, April 28
  • Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET; coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. with NHL Live
  • TV Channel: NBCSN
  • Stream liveWatch online or with the NBC Sports App

How to watch Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights:

  • Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • When: Wednesday, April 28
  • Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBCSN
  • Stream liveWatch online or with the NBC Sports App

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Be sure to check out ProHockeyTalk for more on the 2021 NHL season including game previews, recaps, news, rumors, and more. Click here for the 2020-2021 NHL on NBC regular season schedule.