|Apr 19 '13|
|Apr 07 '13|
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|Apr 01 '13||NSH 2 at CHI 3 - SO||M. Rozsival|
|Feb 10 '13||CHI 3 at NSH 0||M. Kruger|
The Blackhawks start a weekend home and home series with their division rivals, the Nashville Predators. Saturday Broadway Street will be turning into Chicago south before the two teams meet again at the United Center tomorrow. The good news about playing a team three times in six days is that my previews are going to be short and sweet. Dave Bolland and Patrick Sharp did not make the trip to Tennessee for today's game. Sharp is taking is time coming back from his shoulder injury and Bolland is still feeling the effects of taking a Shea Weber slap shot off the foot. Not sure why he played against the Blues on Thursday if he was hurt. Both are questionable to return tomorrow night as well.
Since we last saw the Predators on Monday they dropped their last game to Columbus on Thursday. Missing from the Preds lineup this weekend is Martin Erat, who was shipped to the Washington Capitals for prospect Filip Foresberg. I do think the Preds scored a big return for Erat, but I found it odd that a team fighting for their playoff life would trade away their leading scorer. Mike Fischer, who missed Monday's game returned on Thursday. He was moved out of his normal 2nd line center position and filled Erat's vacant RW spot on the top line.
Probable Blackhawks lineup
Ray Emery 12-1-0, 2.09 GAA, .919 save %, 1 SO
Dave Bolland (lower body) OUT, Patrick Sharp (shoulder) OUT
Probable Predators lineup
Pekka Rinne 14-11-7, 2.31 GAA, .914 save %, 5 SO
Gabriel Bourque (upper body) OUT, Center Colin Wilson (upper body) OUT