The Sharks host the Blackhawks tonight at 9:30 CST after having the weekend off due to the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. The Blackhawks (30-16-5) are in need of a win tonight after dropping both of their last two games. Chicago currently sits in second place in the Central division, trailing Minnesota by 4 points. San Jose (31-17-2) currently leads the Pacific division and had a six-game win streak snapped by Edmonton in their final game before the break. Both teamsĀ appear capable of making extended playoff runs this season, meaning tonight’s battle should be a good one. Here are your expected lines:

Chicago

Schmaltz-Toews-Hossa

Panarin-Anisimov-Kane

Desjardins-Rasmussen-Panik

Hartman-Kero-Hinostroza

Keith-Hjalmarsson

Campbell-Seabrook

Forsling-van Riemsdyk

Corey Crawford (18-11-3, .918 SV%, 2.57 GAA)

San Jose

Hertl-Thornton-Pavelski

Marleau-Couture-Boedker

Labanc-Tierney-Ward

Meier-Carpenter-Karlsson

Martin-Burns

Vlasic-Braun

Dillon-Schlemko

Martin Jones (25-15-2, .916 SV%, 2.25 GAA)

Enjoy the game, if you can stay awake for it.

-j

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