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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Afternoon Matinee

By Colin Likas

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States has brought about an odd game time for the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. With the league attempting to take advantage of a larger-than-normal general population available to watch TV, the Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks will be featured on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. An unusual time for a Friday game, to be sure, but many more people than usual will be in front of their TVs the day after Thanksgiving than on most Friday afternoons, and it’s only a 2 p.m. start in California, where the game will be held.

The NHL has a somewhat-full slate today, with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins kicking off action on a national telecast at noon Central. Besides that game and Blackhawks-Ducks, 10 other games will be contested today.

After facing Anaheim, the Blackhawks will quickly move on to Staples Center for the second half of a back-to-back against the Los Angeles Kings. That game, which starts at 9:30 p.m. Central, will conclude the Blackhawks’ six-game circus trip, on which they’re currently 2-1-1.

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In preparation for today’s game, and the weekend’s NHL action in general, here are some morning links.

Watch today’s game with other Blackhawks fans — Chicago Blackhawks

Trevor Daley actually looked good against San Jose — Chicago Sun-Times

Duncan Keith makes a little history — CSN Chicago

This picture confuses me — Second City Hockey

Former Blackhawk Ben Smith on the mend — Chicago Sun-Times

Connor McDavid following the Kane recovery approach — SportsNet

Blackhawks are currently seventh in the West — NBC Sports

Carey Price can’t stay healthy —

Zach Parise may be healthy —

Check back in with Blackhawk Up later today for our pregame posts ahead of the afternoon puck drop.