Blackhawks at Devils 1/14/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The New Jersey Devils remain at home on Monday and will host the Chicago Blackhawks to kick off a new week. The Devils are 17-20-7 on the season and beat the Flyers 3-2 at home on Saturday. New Jersey is 7th in the Metropolitan and are .500 over their last ten games. The Devils are 12-5-4 on their home ice.
Keith Kinkaid will protect the net for the Devils on Monday. Kinkaid is 13-13-6 on the season with three shutouts. Kinkaid has allowed 95 goals and carries a 3.07 goals against average. The New Jersey Devils offense averages 32.6 shots on goal per game which ranks 10th in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost three straight games heading into Monday. The Blackhawks are 16-22-9 on the season and are 7th in the Central. Chicago is 4-3-3 over their last ten games and lost at home to Vegas on Saturday. The Blackhawks are 8-12-3 on the road.
Cam Ward will make the start in the goal for Chicago. Ward is 7-7-4 on the season with 69 goals allowed. Ward carries a 3.60 goals against average with a .889 save percentage. The Blackhawks allow an average of 3.62 goals per game which ranks 30th in the league.
The Blackhawks are having trouble finding the win column right now and a game in New Jersey will not be easy. The Blackhawks are 5-16 in their last 21 Monday games. The Devils are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Blackhawks are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in New Jersey. Final Score Prediction: The New Jersey Devils win 4-2.