The Chicago Blackhawks host the New Jersey Devils tonight at the United Center, and they will be looking to extend their dominance on home ice.
The Chicago Blackhawks are back at it tonight, and they are hosting a team they have already defeated this season on their home rink. The Hawks defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 earlier this season in overtime, and they will be looking for the season sweep tonight.
Both teams feature goalies that are leading their collective teams to victories. Corey Schneider is the reason the Devils chalk up victories, and to be honest how Corey Crawford goes is how the Chicago Blackhawks go. Crawford has been fantastic this season, and every season some injury has popped up so hopefully this is a season that Crawford stays healthy.
The one player that showed up on Tuesday night was Richard Panik who after a hot start cooled off, but against the Florida Panthers he played a strong game including the only goal of the contest.
So now the Hawks will be looking for their 10th win at home in their 14th try. The Hawks will need a big effort from the kids since it appears that the Captain Jonathan Toews won’t be back until Saturday night.
The kid playing with the most confidence has to be Ryan Hartman who appears to be more comfortable playing his game now more than ever which is good for the Blackhawks and Hartman which hopefully should lead to bigger and better things for the both.