Kampf is on injured reserve with a right foot injury and will likely require three-to-four weeks to properly heal.
The Blackhawks are off an embarrassing 8-5 loss at New Jersey. The last 3 times that Chicago has lost a game by a margin of 3 or more goals they have won their next game very single time. The Rangers are off a huge 6-2 win versus Carolina. New York is 0-3 the last 3 times they were off a win by a margin of 2 or more goals. You can see why, even though Chicago has been struggling, they're offering solid underdog line value in this spot given the situation. Also, New York had lost 17 of their 23 games prior to the win over the Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also have won each of the last 3 meetings with the Rangers and we look for another dominating win here as each of the 3 prior Chicago victories in this series have come by a 3-goal margin. Free Pick: Chicago Blackhawks in early evening action Thursday.
NY Rangers Trends
- TrendOver is 4-1-1 in Rangers last 6 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200.Hit %80.00% (6)O/U4|1Push1W/L
- TrendOver is 19-7-2 in Rangers last 28 games a home underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %73.10% (28)O/U19|7Push2W/L
- TrendOver is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %83.30% (6)O/U5|1Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 5-0-1 in Rangers last 6 games as an underdog of +201 or greater.Hit %100.00% (6)O/U5|0Push1W/L
- TrendOver is 3-0-2 in Blackhawks last 5 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200.Hit %100.00% (5)O/U3|0Push2W/L
- TrendOver is 15-6-5 in Blackhawks last 26 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150.Hit %71.40% (26)O/U15|6Push5W/L
- TrendOver is 5-2-1 in Blackhawks last 8 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %71.40% (8)O/U5|1Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 24-8-1 in Blackhawks last 33 games as an underdog of +151 to +200.Hit %75.00% (33)O/U6|2Push0W/L
Chicago Blackhawks last injuries
Perlini missed the last game with a concussion and it is unknown if he will be cleared for action in time for Thursday's matchup with the Canucks.
New York Rangers last injuries
Skjei exited the last game with a lower-body injury leaving his status for Sunday's tilt with the Penguins cloudy.
Claesson has been designated for the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury and it is uncertain if he will be activated in time for Sunday's game against the Penguins.
Namestnikov is dealing with a facial contusion but is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Sabres.
Fast exited the last game due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will take part in Friday's contest with the Sabres.