2. Bedard's First Game Back From Injury
A highly anticipated moment many Blackhawks fans will look forward to is superstar Connor Bedard's first game back from his broken jaw injury.
Bedard is expected to be 100% healthy and ready to go in early to mid March according to the team. That puts his return between March 4-10 where the Hawks have four games in that six day span.
Will he make his debut back on home ice on March 10th vs the Coyotes? Or will he be ready to go against the top dogs of the Colorado Avalanche on March 4th?
One thing for sure is that the Blackhawks desperately miss their rookie sensation. Since Bedard broke his jaw against the Devils on Jan. 5th, the Hawks have a 3-8-0 record while losing their last four games.
Expect the team to have a big bounce in their step when Connor Bedard returns to the Blackhawks lineup. They will for sure be rejuvenated when their electric rookie makes his comeback.
1. Detroit Red Wings vs Blackhawks on Feb 25th
This will be the most exciting game for the remainder of the season. Not only will we see the historic rivalry between the Wings and the Hawks, but we will also be seeing Blackhawks and Wings legend Chris Chelios' No. 7 go up into the rafters of the United Center.
Oh, yeah, and three-time Stanley Cup Champ, Art Ross, Ted Lindsey, Hart Memorial, and Calder Memorial winner, along with the 2013 Conn Smythe Winner, Patrick Kane will make his first appearance at the United Center since he was traded in February of 2023.
It's hard to imagine that there will be a dry eye in sight with how much is going down on Feb. 25th. You have a generational defenseman who is retiring his number in his hometown town along with most likely the greatest Blackhawk who ever played for this franchise making his return back in sweet home Chicago.
The United Center will be the most packed it will ever be this season, that's a guarantee. So if you can't make it to the game, it would be criminal not to be watching it at your local bar, at home, or wherever you prefer to watch Blackhawks hockey because this will be a game to remember for a long, long time.