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Chicago Blackhawks: What’s On Tap This Week

By Keith Schultz
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What’s On Tap For The Blackhawks This Week ( Pictures credit Chicagoblues-band.com)

The Blackhawks ended this past week on a good note defeating the San Jose Sharks 5-2 and scoring 5 goals in 2 out of their last 3 games which means that after weeks of frustrations the pucks are starting to find the back of the net which helps putting the W’s in the win column.  This week features 3 games and some more time off for rest so let’s take a quick look at this weeks schedule for the Blackhawks.

Tuesday Night at the United Center- Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning are sitting atop of the Eastern Conference with a 11-3-1 record and after missing a bunch of games last year, Steven Stamkos is back and better than ever. The Lightning are the highest scoring team in the NHL and the 2nd best goal differential team which makes them one tough nut to crack.  The Blackhawks and Lightning played some close defensive games last year so a game with an open up style will be fun game to watch on Tuesday night.

Friday Night at Joe Louis Arena- Detroit Red Wings

The one and only visit to the Joe takes place Friday night, it really is a shame that the NHL has taken this rivalry away from all of us with realignment. The Red Wings with Pavel Datsyuk are a difficult team to beat, but without Pavel in the lineup they are very average. Either way they have the 4th best record in the Eastern Conference which is a bit of a surprise since most experts felt this was the season that the Red Wings playoff streak would come to an end.

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Sunday Night at United Center- Dallas Stars

Sunday will be the last time you can see the Blackhawks play at home until the month of December as the Hawks set out on their circus trip to the West coast.  The Stars have been very average outside of the play of Tyler Seguin who picked up yet another hat trick last week.  It’s shocking seeing the Stars sitting at the very bottom of the Western Conference standings when this was believed to be an up and coming team.  No reason to give a team struggling hope so this will be a big game for the Hawks at home Sunday night.

Which game are you looking forward to the most?

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