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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Smashville Comes To Town

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks get their first look at this years Nashville Predators tonight at the United Center.  The last time we saw the Nashville Predators, the Chicago Blackhawks were ending their season by taking them out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 6 games. Of course the victory wouldn’t have been possible if not for the outstanding play of Scott Darling when Corey Crawford got out of the blocks slowly.

This years Predators were off to their normal fast start but they have ran into an offensive problem and have struggled in their last 10 games.  The Nashville Predators are 3-5-2 in their last 10 and 5-5-1 on the road this season so the Hawks are not facing a red hot team.  The Central Division standings are tight and it’s the best division in the NHL so the next two games both against the Predators could put some space in between the two franchises.

The Chicago Blackhawks for one of the few times all season received some much needed offense from a line other than the 2nd line.  With Teuvo Teravainen playing along side Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews, the top line scored twice in the Hawks 3-1 victory. Now it’s time for the line to produce again against the Preds! Here are some morning links to kick off your Game Night.

See all the festivities that took place at this years Chicago Blackhawks season ticket holder Christmas party (Blackhawks)

The Rockford Ice Hogs had a good weekend and the player that is the hottest is Ryan Hartman (The Committed Indian)

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Nick Schmaltz was invited to the Team USA World Juniors Camp (Committed Indians)

Teuvo Teravainen is trying to shake his hesitant ways and keep his spot on the top line (CSN)

After a scary collision, Trevor Daley is day to day with an upper body injury (Madhouse Enforcer)

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Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk is day to day with a mild groin strain (Star Tribune)

The Colorado Avalanche continue to be outcoached and outplayed when they face the Minnesota Wild (Mile High Sticking)

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Nashville Predators Shea Weber was named the 2nd NHL Star of the week for his play last week (On the Forecheck)

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