Chicago Blackhawks (6-5-2) at Minnesota Wild (5-4-2)
RADIO: WGN 720
TV: WGN, Fox Sports North
Corey Crawford (6-4-0, 1.91 GAA, .941 save%)
Devan Dubnyk (4-3-1, 3.03 GAA, .905 save%)
Chicago 13.6% (28th)
Minnesota 18.4% (15th)
Chicago 83.3% (9th)
Minnesota 81% (16th)
Corsi For % (5-on-5)
Chicago 48.7% (19th)
Minnesota 46.3% (276th)
Chicago 50.3% (20thth)
Minnesota 50.7% (16th)
Both the Hawks and Wild have struggled to find their customary grooves this season.
In their last outing versus Philadelphia, the Hawks had a middling first period, before taking over the game in the second and much of the third periods. Suddenly, Chicago was looking again like the team that thoroughly dominated Eastern Conference powerhouses in the first two games of the season—although the Flyers don’t qualify as such.
The lineup remains essentially the same for Chicago tonight, as they try to maintain the brief, positive trend started versus Philadelphia.