November 6, 2011
6:00 PM CT
Western Conference Standing: 1st
Central Division Standing: 1st
Western Conference Standing: 11th
Northwest Division Standing: 4th
The enemy’s Aerys site: None
Okay, let’s be honest: I can’t not be excited about this game.
Both clubs are coming off losses and with the added rivalry, I feel that this could turn into one of those games where something big happens. I’m expecting the pace to be set early and both teams are definitely going to try their hardest to get under the other’s skin.
Obviously, I really hope that the Blackhawks are able to get under Luongo’s skin and cause him to fall apart. Even if it is just so I can hear the “LUUUUU” chant. But in all actuality, I feel that this game will be the one to watch tonight.
Chicago lost against Tampa Bay 5-4 in a shootout on Friday.
Vancouver lost against St. Louis 3-2 on Friday.
CHI: Defenseman Duncan Keith (left hand) is still day-to-day. (nhl.com)
VAN: Forwards Byron Bitz (lower body), Steven Pinizzotto (shoulder), and Mason Raymond (back) are out indefinitely. Defenseman Aaron Rome is day-to-day with a hand injury. (nhl.com)
Jonathan Toews, CHI: “”I think we’re playing some good hockey, doing some good things. We have to keep applying that pressure. There’s a lot of little things we can do better.”
Roberto Luongo, VAN: “If we fight as hard as we did (Friday) and have that desperation level, we’ll be fine.”
|FEB 4, 2011||CHI @ VAN||VAN, 4-3|
|DEC 3, 2010||VAN @ CHI||VAN, 3-0|
|NOV 20, 2010||CHI @ VAN||CHI, 7-1|
|OCT 20, 2010||VAN @ CHI||CHI, 2-1|