The Chicago Blackhawks (44-20-5) are set to play the Ottawa Senators (39-22-7) tonight at 6:30 CST at the Canadian Tire Centre. Ottawa currently sits in second place in the Atlantic Division, trailing Montreal by only one point with two games in hand. The Blackhawks, although having played one extra game, sit at the top of the Central Division with a one point lead over Minnesota. With the playoffs in sight, both teams could certainly use the two point up for grabs tonight. Rookie forward John Hayden appears to be making his NHL debut after leaving Yale and joining Chicago only a few days ago. Here are your expected lines:

Chicago

Panik-Toews-Hayden

Panarin-Schmaltz-Kane

Hartman-Kero-Hossa

Desjardins-Kruger-Tootoo

Keith-van Riemsdyk

Oduya-Hjalmarsson

Campbell-Seabrook

Corey Crawford (28-15-3, .920 SV%, 2.53 GAA)

Ottawa

Dzingel-Turris-Ryan

Burrows-Brassard-Smith

Hoffman-Pageau-Pyatt

Stalberg-Kelly-Wingels

Methot-Karlsson

Phaneuf-Ceci

Claesson-Wideman

Mike Condon (18-11-6, .914 SV%, 2.51 GAA)

The Blackhawks look to win their 15th game in their last 18 games. Should be a good one.

Happy March Madness.

-j

Photo Credit: Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

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