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Chicago Blackhawks: What’s On Tap This Week

By Keith Schultz
Nov 12, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin (51) scores a game winning goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the third period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; New Jersey Devils center Sergey Kalinin (51) scores a game winning goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the third period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice for the third week of the season. What’s On Tap looks ahead at what this week’s Chicago Blackhawks schedule looks like this week. 

The Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice three time next week with three days off in the middle of the week which I’m sure is just fine with the Chicago Cubs first World Series appearance in 71 years starting on Tuesday night.  Here is a look at the Chicago Blackhawks opponents this coming week.

MONDAY Vs Calgary Flames from the United Center

The Calgary Flames are where they normally are in the standings which is close to the bottom after two weeks.  The Flames have been outscored by 9 goals already after only 6 games which is by far the worst in the NHL so expect to see some goals getting scored and Chelsea Dagger being played on Monday night.

The Calgary Flames are led by two former Chicago Blackhawks in scoring with both Michael Frolik and Troy Brouwer having picked up 4 points in the early point of the season.

The Flames got Brian Elliott to be their backstop, but instead he’s been giving up nearly 5 goals a game which isn’t what the doctor ordered when Elliott was acquired by the Flames.

FRIDAY vs New Jersey Devils from Prudential Center

When looking at the New Jersey Devils game, this could be the real snoozer of the game this week. In 5 games played they have only had 17 goals scored total in all 5 games.  This makes you feel like they are still using the neutral zone trap like they did back in their hey day.

The New Jersey Devils big trade during the offseason was getting Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers.  Hall is off to a slowish start having 3 times with no assists and a -3 rating through 5 games.

Corey Schneider has started all 5 games for the Devils this season, and he’s been great with 1.80 goals against average and a .943 save percentage.  Schneider is of course the reason the Devils are 2-2-1 with only 8 goals in 5 games.

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SUNDAY vs LA Kings from United Center

The week ends with a serious rivalry game against the LA Kings.  Both the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Western Conference for most of the decade before both teams didn’t couldn’t get out of the first round last year.

Both teams look to have their work cut out for them if they are going to get back to their dominating the conference ways.

The Kings lost Jonathan Quick for an extended period of time which doesn’t help their goal starved team, but at the end of the day it’s the Kings vs Blackhawks which always means a fun game.

Three game this week, which game are you most excited about this week?

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