Chicago Blackhawks 28 pts (12-9-4)
Dallas Stars 29 pts (14-10-1)
8 p.m. CT
American Airlines Arena – Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720 AM
The Chicago Blackhawks head into Dallas Saturday night looking to avoid their second loss in a row to the Stars. The Hawks fell to the Stars 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night.
It's been a bit of a tough run for the Hawks as they play their fifth game in eight days, this game the fourth of a five game in seven days adventure. It will also start a stretch for the Hawks without starting goalie Corey Crawford who was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Backup goalie Anton Forsberg will get the start for the Hawks, he's currently sitting with a 1-2-2 record to go along with a 3.67 goals against average and .904 save percentage. The 25 year old goalie will definitely have to put up better numbers if he hopes to help the Hawks win during Crawford's absence.
Young rookie forward Alex DeBrincat is on fire lately, he's currently riding a three game point streak which includes four goals and two assists. The young forward put up 10 goals in November setting a new franchise record for goals scored in a month by a rookie.
The Hawks will have to come strong tonight hoping not to lose any division points. Their "A" game will be needed as the Stars have won three in a row and five of their last six.
Here's a look at tonight's projected 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
Connor Murphy - Brent Seabrook
Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta
Probable Stars Lineup
Devin Shore - Jamie Benn - Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark - Tyler Seguin - Jason Spezza
Antonie Roussel - Radek Faksa - Tyler Pitlick
Gemel Smith - Martin Hanzal - Brett Ritchie
Esa Lindell - John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis - Greg Pateryn
Stephen Johns - Julius Honka