The Chicago Blackhawks look for revenge against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7:30 pm CST at the United Center after a 3-2 defeat last Friday. After just a one game exposure to the league, forward Spencer Abbott has been sent back down to the AHL, as well as struggling defenseman Gustav Forsling. We’re likely to see Jordin Tootoo back in the lineup, and continue to see Andrew Desjardins as well who had a strong game in last night’s 4-3 OT victory against Buffalo. If the Blackhawks play their game at home tonight, limit their time in the box, and defend the Teravainen-Aho-Stempniak line (seriously?), Carolina should be no problem.

Expected Blackhawks Lineup

Hinostroza-Toews-Hossa

Panarin-Anisimov-Kane

Hartman-Kero-Panik

Desjardins-Rasmussen-Tootoo

Keith-van Riemsdyk

Kempny-Seabrook

Campbell-Hjalmarsson

Scott Darling (10-4-2, .921 SV%, 2.39 GAA)

Blackhawks points during weak, crucial, 3-game homestand: 2, Points Possible: 2

Prediction: 3-1 CHI

1st Star: Jonathan Toews (HE’S BAAACK!)

Have a great weekend. Go Hawks.

-j

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