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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 (Picture courtesy of chipswinemarket.com)

The Blackhawks have successfully made their circus trip a winning two week program, and now finally head home after 6 straight road games.  Usually the first game back after a long trip is the hardest to get up for, but two things work in the Blackhawks favor with this endeavor. First the Blackhawks have three days off in between the road trip and their first game at home and the first game back is against their biggest rival so let’s take a quick look at Wednesday’s game and the rest of the weeks schedule.

Wednesday Night At The United Center Vs St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues visit the United Center for the first time this season and one of the two teams the Blackhawks are looking at right above them in the standings.  The Blues Vladimir Tarasenko is having a breakout season and seems like he has the midas touch with everything he touches turns into gold.  The Blues are a heavy team but the Hawks possession game especially at the United Center can thwart the Blues checking game.

Friday Night At The United Center Vs Montreal Canadiens

The last time the Blackhawks played the Canadiens they were really struggling to score goals and they were up against Carey Price.  Well, the Blackhawks went to the net all night long and when the final buzzer sounded the Hawks had scored 5 goals and even though they offense wasn’t totally turned around it showed signs that it was about to turn around for good soon.  The Canadiens are tied for first in the Atlantic Division and have Price in net so things probably won’t be as easy as the game in Montreal was earlier in the season.

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Saturday Night At Bridgestone Arena at Nashville Predators

The Blackhawks head back to their Tennessee home arena when they visit the Predators for the second time this season.  James Neal recorded a hat trick in October when the Blackhawks lost 3-2 even though the arena was full of red jerseys.  The Predators are off to a great start to the season and sit above the Blackhawks in the standings so a win in the middle of Dixie would be a great way to finish off the week for the Blackhawks.

What game are you looking forward to the most this week?

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