Chicago Blackhawks 20 pts (9-8-2)
Pittsburgh Penguins 25 pts (11-7-3)
6 p.m. CT
PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't it seem like a long time ago?
The Chicago Blackhawks totally annihilated the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Pittsburgh Penguins, 10-1 in the Hawks season opener.
Both team's have headed in different directions since that opening game.
The Pens would go on to win seven of their next nine after the blowout, and currently have a two game winning streak. The team is undefeated at home this season with 6-0-1 record, so the Hawks will have to come correct tonight.
The Hawks are coming off a nice win against the New York Rangers, but the team is only 4-6-0 in their last 10. Chicago will hope to get above the .500 mark on the road with a win tonight as they currently sit with a 4-4-1 road record.
Artem Anisimov will try and build off his hat trick, but the team is still looking for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad to step up.
Corey Crawford is likely to get the start for the Hawks in between the pipes, while the Penguins have already confirmed Matt Murray as their starter.
Here's a look at tonight's probable lineups:
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Brandan Saad - Jonathan Toews - Richard Panik
Nick Schmaltz - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Ryan Hartman - Alex DeBrincat
Lance Bouma - Tommy Wingels - John Hayden
Duncan Keith - Cody Franson
Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta
Connor Murphy - Brent Seabrook
Probable Penguins Lineup
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust
Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel
Conor Sheary - Riley Sheahan - Patric Hornqvist
Tom Kuhnhackl - Greg McKegg - Ryan Reaves
Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
Chad Ruhwedel - Justin Schultz
Matt Hunwick - Ian Cole