Mountain Time: Blackhawks @ Colorado Avalanche

October 20, 2011

9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT

Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Altitude

Chicago Blackhawks
Record: 3-1-1
Points: 7
Western Conference Standing: 5th
Central Division Standing: 2nd

@

Colorado Avalanche
Record: 5-1-0
Points: 10
Western Conference Standing: 2nd
Northwest Division Standing: 1st

The Enemy’s Aerys Sports Site: Hockey Without Oxygen

Nothing much to say about this game, really.

The Blackhawks are looking to continue their solid hockey play, while the Avalanche are out to prove that their fast start isn’t another fluke.

Previous Game

Chicago won over Phoenix 5-2 on Tuesday.

Colorado won against Toronto 3-2 in overtime on Monday.

Injury Report

CHI: None.

COL: Forwards Peter Mueller (undisclosed) and Brandon Yip (broken forearm) are out. (nhl.com)

Quoted

Joel Quenneville, CHI: “[The Avalanche’s] special teams are a big part of their success here and they’ve got some quickness to their team game. They’ve got some guys with some skill.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Joe Sacco, COL: “Good start to the year for us, but now we have to move ahead here. We don’t want to put it behind us — we want to reflect on the things that we did well, the positive things and carry them over here moving forward, but we have to look at our opponent Thursday night.” (nhl.com)

Stats

STATS
5 GP 6
3 W 5
1 L 1
1 OT 0
7 P 10
0.700 P% 0.833
3.40 G/G 3.00
2.20 GA/A 2.17
13.6 PP% 31.6
93.3 PK% 90.5
33.0 S/G 31.7
27.4 SA/G 31.7
53.8 FO% 54.5
DATE VIS/HOME FINAL
JAN 12, 2011 COL @ CHI CHI, 4-0
DEC 15, 2010 COL @ CHI COL, 4-3
DEC 13, 2010 CHI @ COL COL, 7-5
OCT 7, 2010 CHI @ COL COL, 4-3
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