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Game 16 Preview And Open Thread: Blackhawks vs. Blues

Puck Drop: Nov. 9, 7:30 PM CT


Chicago Blackhawks
Record: 8-7-0
Points: 16
Place: 3rd in Central, 6th in Western Conference
Power Play Percentage/Rank: 19.7%, 4th in West, 12th in NHL
Penalty Kill Percentage/Rank: 81.1%, 10th in West, 16th in NHL
Blackhawks Team Statistics

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St. Louis Blues
Record: 7-6-0
Points: 14
Place: 5th in Central, t-11th in Western Conference
Power Play Percentage/Rank: 11.3%, t-13th in West, t-28th in NHL
Penalty Kill Percentage/Rank: 91.2%, 2nd in West, 2nd in NHL
Blues Team Statistics

After picking up a 5-2 win against Columbus on Wednesday, the Hawks are looking to knock off St. Louis for the second time in less than a week. Patrick Lalime will be in goal for this one, and I think we may be starting to see an interesting goaltending situation if he continues to play well. Sergei Samsonov will actually be playing in this one, after being a healthy scratch for five straight games.

Also, Danny Richmond has been sent to Norfolk.

The lineup for the Blackhawks tonight, from CBH.com, is as follows:

Offense
1st line: LW Perreault - C Lang - RW Williams
2nd line: LW Ruutu - C Toews - RW Kane
3rd line: LW Bourque - C Bolland - RW Sharp
4th line: LW Samsonov - C Burish - RW Lapointe

Defense

1st pairing: Byfuglien/Seabrook
2nd pairing: Keith/Sopel
3rd pairing: Vandermeer/Wisniewski

Goalie

Lalime

Healthy Scratches: Johansson, Richmond
Injured Reserve: Havlat, Zyuzin, Koci, Adams