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11/7 Game Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs Canucks

SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Andrew Shaw #65, Patrick Kane #88, Jonathan Toews #19 and Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on November 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Andrew Shaw #65, Patrick Kane #88, Jonathan Toews #19 and Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on November 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks faceoff against the Vancouver Canucks at home.

The Chicago Blackhawks are back in action tonight against another Pacific Division team. The ‘Hawks are at home tonight and they are hoping to get back on track after a bad game in San Jose.

The Blackhawks fell to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday after having two games where they scored a combined 3 points. We can talk all day about where this team is at so far this season, but let’s just focus on tonight’s game.

The Chicago Blackhawks are facing off against the Vancouver Canucks tonight, and honestly on paper, Vancouver has the edge right now. Elias Pettersson has 20 points this season, Brock Boeser has 7 goals, and the Canucks are currently on a two-game win streak. Vancouver is a team that is fast and young, AKA the Blackhawks’ kryptonite.

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Vancouver is a highly offensive team, this season the Canucks have averaged 3.47 goals per game and their defense has been playing well too. The Blackhawks are going to want to take advantage of one hole on the Canucks’ blue line. Quinn Hughes is day to day with an injury. Hughes has 11 points this season from the blueline, his absence would hurt the team.

The Canucks’ last game was at home against a very talented Florida Panthers. Florida is the new home to ex-Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and the Canucks found a way to win big 7-2.

The Blackhawks are going to need all of their players on their A-game tonight if they want to have a chance to beat the Canucks. One player, however, will not be in the lineup for Chicago. Dominik Kubalik will be a healthy scratch tonight according to Jeremy Colliton. Check out what Colliton had to say about Kubalik earlier today.

Puck drop is at 7 PM tonight in the UC. If the Blackhawks want to have any chance at beating the high flying Canucks, they better score early and often. Otherwise, it will be a long night.

Game Logistics and Betting

Date: 11/7/19
Time: 7:00 Central Time
Where: United Center
TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: 720 AM
Live Streaming: ESPN+
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If you are interested in the betting odds for tonight’s game, check out the Action Network!

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