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Chicago Blackhawks: What’s On Tap This Week?

By Keith Schultz

June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Teuvo Teravainen puts on a team jersey after being selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

What’s On Tap This Week? Teuvo Teuvo Teuvo!!! Well that’s not what’s totally on tap this week, but this is the biggest story heading into the 25th week of the season!!

The week starts out at the United Center with the Dallas Stars coming to town. This is where we should get our first glimpse of Teuvo Teravainen so there should be plenty of big time hype leading up to this divisional matchup.  The Hawks need to keep winning to keep the home ice advantage cushion they have built up between them and the Colorado Avalanche.

The second matchup of the week is the Blackhawks first visit to Boston since the greatest 17 seconds in Blackhawks history. The Bruins are red hot right now beating everybody in their wake and it will take a big time effort from the Hawks to pick up two points on Thursday night.  It will be interesting to see after the Teuvo debut if they risk putting him out there against a big physical Bruins team on the road.

Friday night is back to back night for the Hawks which they have been very strong in this season as they travel to Ottawa for their only appearance this season in the Canadian Capital.  The Senators are the polar opposite of the Bruins and have been struggling since the trade deadline.  The Hawks never play good in Ottawa so no matter how well the Senators are playing they will give the Hawks a real test.

The week ends in Pittsburgh against the Penguins on a Sunday night NBCSN game. The Hawks owned the Penguins outdoors but the elements won’t be in their favor when they visit the home of Sidney Crosby.  Get ready for a bunch of Pierre/Crosby crush!!

There are no real cupcakes in Teuvo week so look for the Hawks to really grind some wins and points this week out of a lineup that isn’t 100 %!

What game are you looking forward to the most in Teuvo week?

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