After a disappointing weekend of hockey, Chicago is in Colorado tonight to take on the Avalanche at 8:00 pm CST on CSNC. The Hawks look to rebound after losing 3-2 at home to Minnesota on Sunday, and 6-0 at Washington on Friday. Tonight the Blackhawks face a weak Colorado team that only has 27 points this season (13-27-1). It’s safe to say that tonight is a must-win game for Chicago if they consider themselves to be Stanley Cup contenders. Here are the expected lineups for both teams:
Corey Crawford (16-10-3, .921 SV%, 2.49 GAA)
Semyon Varlamov (6-16-0, .901 SV%, 3.31 GAA)
There isn’t much to be said about tonight’s game. Chicago needs to wake up from their annual winter slumber and start to compete every night. Look for a strong response from the Blackhawks after being disposed of this past weekend.
Prediction: 3-0 CHI
POTG: Corey Crawford