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Sport: Flames visit the Blackhawks after Dube's 2-goal game

NHL Sunday bets: Five plus-money props

  NHL Sunday bets: Five plus-money props Let's end this great week of NHL betting strong with some Shots on Goal (SOG) props. There are nine games on the schedule on Sunday, offering us plenty of shot value. © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Vegas Golden Knights center Jack Eichel I have five bets loaded up, all in the plus-money variety. Let's get to the spots. Parlay: Dylan Larkin and Dougie Hamilton over 2.5 SOG (+167 DK)We start with a parlay for two players with solid location trends.Dylan Larkin has been much better on the road, hitting his SOG in nine of his last 12 games. His attempts also fly up on road ice for some reason, averaging 7.

Calgary Flames (46-20-9, first in the Pacific) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (25-39-11, seventh in the Central)

Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Calgary visits the Chicago Blackhawks after Dillon Dube scored two goals in the Flames' 9-1 victory over the Coyotes.

The Blackhawks are 14-23-8 against Western Conference opponents. Chicago has given up 51 power-play goals, killing 75.1% of opponent opportunities.

The Flames are 26-13-4 in conference games. Calgary ranks fourth in the Western Conference averaging 3.6 goals per game, led by Matthew Tkachuk with 39.

Calgary beat Chicago 5-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Jan. 2.

Jets' Kyle Connor, Nate Schmidt expected to return from COVID-19 absences Wednesday vs. Red Wings

  Jets' Kyle Connor, Nate Schmidt expected to return from COVID-19 absences Wednesday vs. Red Wings The Winnipeg Jets were hit with a harsh blow last Wednesday when forward Kyle Connor and defenseman Nate Schmidt were put out of action for a total of three games due to the league's COVID-19 protocol.According to the official NHL website, both men returned to practice Monday and are on track to be in the lineup for Wednesday's home contest versus the Detroit Red Wings.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alex DeBrincat leads the Blackhawks with 39 goals and has 72 points. Patrick Kane has four goals over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with 69 total assists and has 105 points. Noah Hanifin has nine assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 1-7-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.

Flames: 6-3-1, averaging 3.7 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: None listed.

Flames: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Blackhawks place forwards Kirby Dach, Dylan Strome in COVID protocol .
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Kirby Dach and Dylan Strome entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Thursday.Dach is a humongous loss for this Blackhawks team. The 20-year-old center is averaging 19:34 of ice time per game, a great indicator of the trust placed in him by the team’s coaching staff. He has six goals and eight assists for 14 points through 36 games.

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