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Blackhawks vs. Canadiens game thread: Part 1

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The 'Hawks host the Habs with a four-game winning streak on the line. Need a place to discuss the action? Come join us!

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2014-15 NHL Regular Season

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Dec. 5, 2014
United Centre
7:30 p.m. CT
CSN
2014-15 Key Stats
17-8-2, 36 points (2nd in Atlantic) W-L 16-8-1, 33 points (3rd in Central)
2.44 (21st in NHL) GF/G 3.00 (7th in NHL)
2.48 (11th in NHL)
GA/G 1.96 (1st in NHL)
48.8 percent (21st in NHL)
Corsi 56.6 percent (1st in NHL)
48.6 percent (20th in NHL) Fenwick 55.8 percent (2nd in NHL)
100.5 (T10th in NHL)
PDO 101.3 (6th in NHL)
Projected Lineups
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Weise
Galchenyuk-Plekanec-Gallagher
Sekac-Eller-Parenteau
Prust-Malhotra-Tangradi
F Saad-Toews-Hossa
Versteeg-Richards-Kane
Bickell-Shaw-Carcillo
Nordstrom-Kruger-Smith
Markov-Subban
Gonchar-Emelin
Gilbert-Weaver
D Keith-Seabrook
Oduya-Hjalmarsson
Rundblad-Rozsival
Carey Price
G Antti Raanta
Also see: Eyes On The Prize, SBN's Canadiens blog

Last time the Blackhawks faced the Canadiens, the team exploded for a 5-0 smackdown of the Eastern Conference foe. This time around, Carey Price probably won't give up a whole bunch of goals, but given how the team is playing of late and a busy schedule for Montreal, another lopsided win isn't outside the realm of imagination. Here's your first thread of the night.

Go 'Hawks!

(Note: Stats from Hockey-Reference)