Sharks Buy, Blackhawks Sell Before Thursday Matchup

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Blackhawks Were Sellers At Deadline

Have the Chicago Blackhawks (27-28-8) pulled the plug on their playoff hopes? The last-place team in the Central Division was a seller at Monday’s NHL trade deadline.

The San Jose Sharks (34-21-9), on the other hand, are second in the Pacific. They’ve bolstered their lineup ahead of Thursday’s matchup with the visiting Blackhawks. The Puck drops at 10:30 PM ET on WGN and NBCSN.

Oddsmakers have the Sharks as -155 moneyline favorites. The total is at 5.5.

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Chicago did quite well at the deadline. They sent RW Ryan Hartman (eight goals, 17 assists in 53 games) to the Nashville Predators. The club attained a first-round pick.

The Hawks also shipped RW Tommy Wingels (seven goals, five assists in 57 games) to the Boston Bruins. They landed a fifth-round pick. They waived LW Lance Bouma (three goals, six assists).

Depth might be an issue this Thursday night.

The Sharks sent a conditional first-round pick to the Buffalo Sabres. This was part of the deal for top-line LW Evander Kane (20 goals, 20 assists). It was a small price to pay in the long run most likely. Kane is in a prolonged slump, scoring just five goals and an assist since January 1. He’ll also be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.


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San Jose34-21-9$1.002.922.7822-1912-1124-39-1
Team Records

Chicago Blackhawks

Last 103-7-03-3-00-4-02-2-01-5-03-6-1
vs Div6-9-23-4-13-5-13-4-13-5-14-11-2
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-0
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-0

San Jose Sharks

Last 106-3-14-1-02-2-14-1-02-2-14-6
vs Div16-4-39-3-17-1-210-3-36-1-09-13-1
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-0
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-0


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense2.83202.7810
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense2.68182.6713
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill18.451787.213
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense2.92162.8415
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense3.30113.1317
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill24.30779.8115

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordO/UAVGshotspower play goalspower play percentagepenalty kill percentagepower play chances
San Jose4-5-14-5-12.0032.20724.1491.3029

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineTotalO/Uaway shotshome shotsAway Power Play GoalsHome Power Play GoalsAway Power PlaysHome Power PlaysAway PP%Home PP%Away PK%Home PK%
Feb 23, 2018SJ1CHI3-1265.5U4336001200100100
Jan 31, 2017CHI1SJ3-1435.5U25290133033.366.7100
Dec 18, 2016SJ1CHI41155P3426002200100100
Nov 23, 2016CHI1SJ2-1445U3435012402575100
Feb 9, 2016SJ2CHI0-1395.5U2733101310001000
Dec 20, 2015SJ3CHI4-1435O3632103133.3010066.7
Nov 25, 2015CHI5SJ2-1075O2629013502080100
Mar 14, 2015CHI6SJ2-1055O3035214450257550
Jan 31, 2015CHI0SJ2-1105.5U3120001300100100
Nov 9, 2014SJ2CHI5-1655.5O3437103233.3010066.7

NHL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Chicago Blackhawks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Feb 24, 2018CLB2-3L14533290/30/1Sergei BobrovskyA
Feb 23, 2018SJ3-1W-12636430/21/1Martin JonesH
Feb 21, 2018OTT3-2W-16338340/21/1Mike CondonH
Feb 19, 2018LA1-3L-11728320/12/3Jonathan QuickH
Feb 17, 2018WAS7-1W10244201/42/2Braden HoltbyH

San Jose Sharks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Feb 27, 2018EDM5-2W-15637260/32/2Cam TalbotH
Feb 25, 2018MIN2-3L14428410/13/3Devan DubnykA
Feb 23, 2018CHI1-3L11443360/12/2Jean-Francois BerubeA
Feb 22, 2018NAS1-7L14234460/51/2Pekka RinneA
Feb 20, 2018STL3-2W14523330/22/3Carter HuttonA


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