The Chicago Blackhawks will have a tough task on Monday night when they host the Western Conference third seed the Calgary Flames in United Center in Chicago, IL on December 13, 2021.
- Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 13/12/2021
- Starting time – 7.30 PM ET
- Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
Chicago Blackhawks Stats & Form
The Chicago Blackhawks still cannot recover from a terrible start of the season as they lost the first nine and 11 of the first 13 games. They have picked up their form to a certain level ever since but haven’t won two straight since November 18th.
Currently, Chicago is seventh in the Central Division and 14th in the Western Conference with a 10-15-2 record. In the last game, the Blackhawks lost 5-4 against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. The home team led 4-1 and Chicago managed to come back but David Kampf scored the game-winner with 1:20 left in the game.
Jonathan Toews, Connor Murphy, Dominik Kubalik and Jake McCabe scored for the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks are 5-7-0 against Western Conference opponents. Chicago averages just 3.3 penalties per game, the least in the Western Conference. Kirby Dach leads them averaging 0.4. Seth Jones leads the Blackhawks with 23 points, scoring three goals and registering 20 assists.
Chicago Blackhawks News
Jujhar Khaira, Tyler Johnson and Henrik Borgstrom will not suit up for the Blackhawks on Monday while Caleb Jones will be a game-time decision.
Calgary Flames Stats & Form
The Calgary Flames are going through their worst period of the season as they have lost the last four which dropped them from the top of the Western Conference to the third spot with a 15-7-6 record. Last week, the Flames were on a four-game road trip, winning the first two against the Kings and the Ducks and then failing to the Golden Knights and the Sharks.
Picking up their form was expected as they came back to home ice but that didn’t happen as they lost to the Hurricanes and most recently 4-2 to the Bruins. Boston went on a 3-0 lead in the second period which was unreachable for the Flames.
Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary and Rasmus Andersson had two assists.
The Flames are 3-5-3 in conference play. Calgary is seventh in the Western Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game, led by Andrew Mangiapane with 17. Johnny Gaudreau has 30 total points while scoring 10 goals and totaling 20 assists for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has 8 points over the last 10 games for Calgary.
Calgary Flames News
Only right wing Brett Ritchie is out for the Flames for the Monday night game in Chicago.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames Head-to-Head Stats
In their last matchup on November 23, the Flames won 5-2. Calgary has won eight of the last ten against the Blackhawks with the visiting team winning five of the last six games. Four of their last five games have seen at least seven goals.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames Betting Odds
The Flames are favorites to win this one with -102 odds while Chicago is at 215.
The draw is set at 332.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with the odds for over standing at 105 while the under is at -118.
After dropping four straights, this is a must win for the Flames. They handled the Blackhawks pretty easily in their first game this season and a similar scenario is expected on Monday night. It will take more than just this win for the Flames to get back to the top of the Western Conference where they definitely belong.