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Chicago Blachawks Eye On the Enemy: New York Islanders

By Sean Fitzgerald
Dec 13, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) plays the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) plays the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 13, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) plays the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) plays the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

This week’s Chicago Blackhawks Eye on the Enemy focuses on tonight’s opponent, the New York Islanders

The Chicago Blackhawks will venture to Brooklyn tonight to take on the New York Islanders. This will be Chicago’s second game in New York this week and its first meeting with the Islanders this season.

The Blackhawks defeated the New York Rangers in a classic, 2-1 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The game-winning goal was scored Artem Anisimov.

Despite all the injuries, the Blackhawks’ depth appears to be keeping them afloat while the Islanders’ lack of depth appears to be dooming them. Scott Darling has emerged as a bright spot for the Blackhawks, although there will not be a goalie controversy in Chicago. The Islanders have a different story in their net with Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak.

The Blackhawks all-time are 47-39-20 against the Islanders heading into tonight’s game. While the Blackhawks lead the Central Division, the Islanders are currently in last in the Metropolitan Division. To get a better perspective on the Islanders, we reached out to another FanSided site for some in-depth information on the Blackhawks’ next opponent.

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