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Blackhawks vs. Bruins Preview 2017: Darling gets start in Boston

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The Blackhawks close out their annual father-son trip as they look for a W in Boston.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Boston Bruins on Friday night at TD Garden as look for their second win on the road of 2017.

Chicago is coming off of a huge 6-4 comeback victory in Colorado on Tuesday night, while Boston is coming off back-to-back losses. Their win over the Avs allowed the Blackhawks to remain within two points for the top spot in the Central Division, behind the Minnesota Wild.

The Bruins sit in third in the Atlantic Division, tied with the Senators with 52 points. 23-19-6 record.

With Corey Crawford allowing 15 goals in his last four games, Scott Darling will get the start for Chicago. Darling is 11-4-2 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in his 20 games this season.

Tuukka Rask will likely get the nod for the Bruins. In Rask’s 37 starts this season, he boasts a 22-10-4 record and .919 save percentage. His 2.11 goals-against average is good for fifth in the league.

Friday night will be the first meeting between the Hawks and Bruins this season. The teams’ last met April 13, 2016 when the Hawks earned a 6-4 victory at the United Center.

For more on the Bruins, visit Stanley Cup of Chowder.

Lineups

Blackhawks

Forwards

Hartman-Toews-Panik

Panarin-Anisimov-Kane

Hinostroza-Kero-Hossa

Rasmussen-Schmaltz-Tootoo

Defensemen

Keith-Hjalmarsson

Kempny-Seabrook

van Riemsdyk-Rozsival

Goalie

Darling

Bruins

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Vatrano-Krejci-Backes

Schaller-Spooner-Nash

Blidh-Moore-Czarnik

Defensemen

Chara-Carlo

Krug-McQuaid

Morrow-Liles

Goalie

Rask

*Lines will be updated if necessary

How to watch: Blackhawks at Bruins

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

TV: CSN Chicago, NESN