Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Game 2 Free NHL Pick: The red hot Chicago Blackhawks are taking on the Detroit Red Wings for the second time over the course of this best-of-seven series on Saturday afternoon in what is a game that NHL betting fans should love to sink their teeth into. Chicago is the heavy -200 favorite, while the Red Wings are going to need to win this one to avoid falling into an 0-2 series hole. The puck drops at the United Center at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Red Wings vs. Blackhawks Live TV Coverage: NBC
NHL Odds: Red Wings +180 / Blackhawks -200 (Total: 5)

Everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong for the Red Wings, and they ultimately paid the price and lost 4-1 in the first game of the second round of the playoffs. It’s not the end of the world at this point, though. The team is still only down a game, and it only needs to win one of the last three here at the United Center if it is going to hold serve at home at Joe Louis Arena. Of course, that’s a lot of “what ifs” right now, and we know that the team is a long ways away from success. However, if you look through two periods of play in Game 1, this was a level game at a goal apiece. Sure, Chicago was getting the better play, and it had more attempts at goal, but we also have to remember that LW Henrik Zetterberg and C Pavel Datsyuk did absolutely nothing for the Red Wings as well. If those two can start to get some production going – and we know that they will at some point – this could become a great opportunity to take Game 2 and steal home ice advantage, just as they did from the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 after getting shellacked in Game 1 at the Honda Center.

Free Red Wings vs. Blackhawks Game 2 Picks: Detroit Red Wings +180


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