[8:39 PM] Senators @ Blackhawks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Ottawa Senators (18-11-3)

@ Chicago Blackhawks (22-8-4)


Starting Goalies:

Mike Condon(OTT): Confirmed

Scott Darling(CHI): Confirmed


Artemi Panarin hasn’t missed a beat on the heels of being named the Calder Trophy recipient last season. Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week, Panarin looks to continue his torrid stretch on Tuesday as the Chicago Blackhawks vie for their six straight win with a home tilt against the Ottawa Senators.

Mike Condon rebounded from a three-game skid by making 51 saves in back-to-back victories – including 22 in relief of injured Andrew Hammond (undisclosed) on Sunday. Condon is expected to get the nod with Hammond’s health being re-evaluated on Tuesday morning, as Ottawa is in a holding pattern for a potential recall of goaltender Matt O’Connor from Binghamton of the American Hockey League. Mark Stone recorded a goal and two assists on Sunday to increase his point total to 18 (seven goals, 11 assists) in his past 14 games while captain Erik Karlsson notched two assists versus the Islanders to give him 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in his past 10.

Scott Darling stopped 33 of 34 shots versus the Sharks, has yielded just 12 goals during a 6-0-1 stretch and permitted just five tallies en route to winning both career outings versus Ottawa. While Darling has been just that for Chicago, fellow goaltender Corey Crawford is in line to return on Friday from emergency appendectomy surgery.

Chicago’s Ryan Hartman and fellow rookie F Vinnie Hinostroza each had a goal and an assist on Sunday to raise their respective point totals to four in the past five contests.

Ottawa has thwarted all 12 short-handed situations over the last three games after allowing three power-play goals in its previous two contests.

The Blackhawks are 3-0-0 against Atlantic Division representatives this season while the Senators are 0-2-1 versus Central foes.


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Blackhawks

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick