Blackhawks vs Wild : Game 1 Preview

USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (0-0) vs Minnesota Wild (0-0) 7 PM United Center - Chicago, IL TV: CSN Chicago (NBCSN, CBC) Radio: 560 WIND AM

It's time to throw out the record books, grow your beards and/or mullets and all the other playoff cliches. We are just a few short hours away from starting the real season, the run for Lord Stanley's Cup. The Blackhawks will head into their opening game a bit short handed. Dave Bolland and Ray Emery will not dress tonight. Henrik Karlsson will back up Corey Crawford in net tonight. The Wild will be with out Jason Pominville, which is a significant loss. To catch up on all things Wild, check out my write up on them here.

Probable Blackhawks lineup

Forwards

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Viktor Stalberg
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Michael Frolik

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Rozsival - Nick Leddy

Goaltender

Corey Crawford

Probable Wild Lineup

Fowards

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle
Devin Setoguchi - Matt Cullen - Jason Zucker
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Mike Rupp - Zenon Konopka- Torrey Mitchell

Defensive Pairings

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Clayton Stoner - Tom Gilbert
Brett Clark - Jared Spurgeon

Goaltender

Niklas Backstrom

http://cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/logos/fullsvg/wild_logo.svgz?v=6.13,http://cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/logos/fullsvg/blackhawks_logo.svgz?v=6.13
TEAM
GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
WILD
48 26-19-3 14-8-2 12-11-1 4-5-1 2.46 2.6 17.9 80.7 11.4 28.8 27.1 52.4
HAWKS
48 36-7-5 18-3-3 18-4-2 7-2-1 3.1 2.02 16.7 87.2 9.2 31.1 26.2 50.8

Chicago Blackhawks Tickets

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Second City Hockey

You must be a member of Second City Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Second City Hockey. You should read them.

Join Second City Hockey

You must be a member of Second City Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Second City Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker