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Chicago will look to put an end to the Rangers’ six-game winning streak on Wednesday night.

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The Chicago Blackhawks host the New York Rangers at the United Center on Wednesday night in the first meeting between the two this season. After blowing a 4-1 lead and being handed an embarrassing 7-5 loss Sunday night against the Devils, Chicago looks to bounce back.

The Blackhawks have their work cut out for them, as the Rangers have emerged as one of the hottest teams in the league. Despite their slow start to the season, the Rangers enter Wednesday riding a six-game win streak. They now hold a 9-7-2 record, putting them in sixth in the Metropolitan Division.

After Sunday’s loss, the Blackhawks now sit with an 8-8-2 record, to put them in sixth place in the Central Division.

Corey Crawford will look to bounce back from a disastrous effort against the Devils back net against New York. The Hawks’ starter has a 7-7-0 record, 2.21 goals against average, and .932 save percentage this season. He’s currently ranked third and fourth in the league in his goals against average and save percentage, respectively.

Duncan Keith was out for practice in the morning but that was apparently just for maintenance. He’s expected to play against New York, which is good news for a team that could hardly afford his absence.

Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod for the Rangers Wednesday. In his 15 games played this season, Lundqvist has a 8-4-2 record, 2.92 goals against average, and .905 save percentage.

Projected Lineups

Blackhawks

Position Players
Position Players
F1 Brandan Saad - Jonathan Toews - Richard Panik
F2 Nick Schmaltz - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane
F3 Patrick Sharp - Tommy Wingles - Alex DeBrincat
F4 Lance Bouma - Tanner Kero - Ryan Hartman
D1 Duncan Keith - Cody Franson
D2 Connor Murphy - Brent Seabrook
D3 Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta
Goaltender Anton Forsberg

Rangers

Position Players
Position Players
F1 Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Pavel Buchnevich
F2 Rick Nash - Kevin Hayes - Mats Zuccarello
F3 Jimmy Vesey - David Desharnais - J.T. Miller
F4 Michael Grabner - Boo Nieves - Jesper Fast
D1 Ryan McDonagh - Nick Holden
D2 Brady Skjei - Kevin Shattenkirk
D3 Marc Staal - Steve Kampfer
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist

How to watch Blackhawks vs. Rangers

Start time: 7 p.m. CT

Location: United Center, Chicago

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

Live stream: NBC Sports Live