|2014-15 NHL Regular Season|
|March 2, 2015|
|7:30 p.m. CT|
|Also see: Canes Country, SBN's Hurricanes blog|
It's a night of mixed feelings for the Blackhawks. Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen have arrived and are playing against the Hurricanes, but it's also the team's first game in a long time without Ben Smith. The team is admittedly better off now -- it meant keeping Teuvo Teravainen up -- but Smith was a favorite among a lot of fans and it was sad to have him leave so unceremoniously. Anyway, best of luck to him in San Jose. Here's your first thread of the night.