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Plenty Of Former Blackhawks Back At The United Center Tonight

January 6, 2017
Greg Boysen

Chicago Blackhawks 53 pts (24-12-5)

vs

Carolina Hurricanes 41 pts (17-14-7)

7:30 PM

United Center – Chicago, IL

TV: CSN-CH, NHLN-US

Radio: 720 AM WGN

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

30-Dec

CHI 2 @ CAR 3

Jay McClement

6-Jan

CAR @ CHI

Team Leaders

Blackhawks

Hurricanes

Goals

Goals

Artem Anisimov, 18

Jeff Skinner, 14

Assists

Assists

Patrick Kane, 28

Victor Rask, 17

Points

Points

Patrick Kane, 40

Jeff Skinner, 28

The Blackhawks and Hurricanes will meet for the second straight Friday night, finishing off their season series. The Blackhawks will look to build off the momentum on last night’s overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres and avenge last week’s loss in Carolina.

The Hawks held an optional skate this morning, but head coach Joel Qunneville has confirmed that Vinnie Hinostroza will start the game on the Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa line. Also, defenseman Brian Campbell will return lineup after being a healthy scratch against the Sabres. Scott Darling will start in goal for the Blackhawks.

Tonight is Teuvo Teravainen’s first game back in Chicago since being traded to Carolina in the offseason. Bryan Bickell did not make the trip to Chicago. Joakim Nordstrom and Viktor Stalberg will also be in the lineup against the former team. Klas Dahlbeck was a heathy scratch versus the St. Louis Blues last night and may not play again tonight. Michael Leighton will likely serve as Cam Ward’s backup.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Artemi Panarin - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane

Vinnie Hinostroza - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Ryan Hartman - Tanner Kero - Richard Panik

Andrew Desjardins - Dennis Rasmussen – Jordin Tootoo

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Trevor van Riemsdyk

Michal Kempny - Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Goaltender

Scott Darling (10-4-2, 2.39 GAA, .921 save %, 1 SO)

Injury Report

C-Marcus Kruger (upper-body) out

Probable Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards

Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Ty Rattie

Brock McGinn - Jordan Staal - Derek Ryan

Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen - Lee Stempniak

Joakim Nordstrom - Jay McClement - Viktor Stalberg

Defensive Pairings

Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce

Justin Faulk - Ron Hainsey

Noah Hanifin - Ryan Murphy

Goaltender

Cam Ward (14-11-6, 2.27 GAA, 2 SO)

Injury report

LW-Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis) out, C-Elias Lindholm (upper-body) out, G-Eddie Lack (concussion) out

Image Credit: USA Today

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