The Blues vs. Blackhawks live stream online and televised Game 4 coverage of their 2016 NHL Playoffs matchup takes place Tuesday night from the United Center. A few days ago, Chicago dropped its first home ice contest of this postseason due to a crazy finish in the third period which resulted in a 3-2 win for St. Louis, and a 2-1 series lead. The Blues will try to put themselves one win away from eliminating the defending champs from the playoffs on Tuesday. The 2016 NHL live streaming and TV playoffs game is available to fans through the NBC Sports Networks.
According to Chicago Tribune’s report on April 19, Duncan Keith has been in fine form returning to the lineup since he was suspended for a high-sticking incident. In the Hawks’ Game 2 victory, Keith scored a goal and assisted on another in just over 30 minutes of ice time. While he didn’t score in Game 3, he had multiple chances that looked good and also showed his defensive presence. The Blackhawks will need Keith to continue this sort of play in order to even the series at 2-2. Keith seems to be feeling good about his health too, telling the media, “I feel like there’s another level I can get to and I’m going to have my best game next game.”
Chicago finds itself down 2-1 in the series after dropping Game 3 at home on Sunday. In the loss, St. Louis was down 2-1 as the third period began. However, Patrik Berglund and Jaden Schwartz each scored to rally from behind. Patrick Kane’s high-sticking incident against Alex Pietrangelo ended up costly for the home team, leading to Schwartz’s power play goal. Head coach Ken Hitchcock was happy with his team’s win, saying after the game, “We’ve got home ice back again. To me, that’s the whole thing. We’ve got to find a way to keep it now.” So far, the last five games between these two squads have been close contests, with all of them decided by one goal. St. Louis won four of the five, showing that it may be time for Chicago to alter its game plan.
The Blackhawks are still favorites tonight with the home ice. Vegas Insider has them priced at a consensus of -160 on the moneyline as of this report. The Blues were last at +140 at most sports books, with the over/under goals total at five for the complete game. Since going down 2-1 in the series, Chicago has also slipped to fifth on the future odds to win the Stanley Cup, as they are now listed at 8 to 1. St. Louis has moved up to third place and currently has odds of 13 to 2, trailing only the Dallas Stars and the favorites, the Washington Capitals.
Tuesday night’s Game 4 of the Blues vs. Blackhawks series begins at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage is available on the NBC Sports Network for United States viewers. Live streaming feeds for this game are available to U.S. cable and satellite customers through the NBC Sports Live Extra apps and website. For live audio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio customers can check out premium channel 219 for Chicago coverage or Internet channel 944 for the St. Louis away coverage.