“Yippee ki yay mother truckers! So this is what Chicago looks like!”
Game Time: 7:30pm
TV/Radio: CSN on the tube - WGN 720 on the waves
Helping Walter White expand his business across state lines: Five for Howling
Bring out the banners and welcome home signs because after a great strong even road trip out West the Blackhawks bring it home for one final game in November. Tonight’s tilt is against a Phoenix Coyotes team that is coming off a shutout win against a wounded Dallas Stars team.
To the surprise of almost anyone the Coyotes have been pretty decent in the non-Bryz era. Mike Smith has eleven wins on the season And Kyle Turris who stopped acting like a child who wouldn’t take a nap until he had his blankee finally signed and probably won’t play. Aside from goaltending the Coyotes have been winning games with a pretty mediocre front.
For the Blackhawks, Corey Crawford will be manning the net tonight. With maintenance days yesterday Dave Bolland and Brent Seabrook are also expected to be in the line up. With the beat writers in a tizzy on twitter, Carcillo will be back in and likely a John Scott scratch. Surprisingly Benny Smith (a healthy scratch in the past few) hasn’t been reassigned and there hasn't been any real talk of him suiting up.
As most of you all know, Keith has been playing on Earth and not Jupiter as previously thought and the Captain might have a future in this league after all. The defense has tightened it up since the debacle in Edmonton, it'll be nice if that continues. Kane and Hossa haven't been on the scoresheet so a apparence of either or both of them is more than welcomed.
Scrounging for additional information that isn’t all “it’ll be a nice change of pace for the Coyotes to play in front of fans and not empty seats!” and “maybe the Coyotes will just fly to Quebec after this game to be with their stuff that has already been moved.” I saw that the Blackhawks have actually done pretty decent in their first game back after the long trip. Inevitably writing that has jinxed me and they will probably be terrible.
Not game, but Blackhawks related congratulations go out to first rounders Mark McNeil and Philip Danault being invited to Canada’s WJC selection camp.
From the NHL: Jonathan Toews might have to start playing from the sitting position so it doesn’t look as bad when we overlook his five point (four point period) night for our golden boy Sidney Cosby in our three stars of the week.
Chelsea Dagger, how I have missed you.
Let’s go Hawks!