Warmups: Eddie The EEEEEEEEEagle!

Duncan Keith: Still suspended. (Photo: Cheryl Adams/flickr)

The Blackhawks take on the Nashville Predators tonight at 6:30pm. Previews: NHL, Chicago TribuneCSN Chicago, Second City HockeyThe Tennessean

Tonight is also Ed Belfour Heritage Night at the United Center. The first 10,000 people at the UC will get a hat. Check out Bob Verdi‘s article here, and then go watch videos of Belfour’s greatest saves with the Blackhawks. (Chicago Blackhawks)

Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks tonight. (@TramyersCSN) It’s unknown who will be in net for the Predators; Preds’ coach Barry Trotz says that he won’t make that decision until after warmups tonight. (The Tennessean)

Duncan Keith‘s five game suspension begins tonight. (ESPN) The Blackhawks will also be without Jonathan Toews, Steve Montador, and Marcus Kruger. All are battling concussions. (NHL)

The Blackhawks (and especially Patrick Kane) were fired up by Trotz’s criticism of their play during their nine-game losing streak. (Chicago Sun-Times)

The Washington Times talks about billet families, and Dave Bolland‘s dad weighs in on own experience with his son’s billet family when he was playing on the London Knights:

“Gale and Scott [Tooke] were unbelievable billets. Unbelievable,” Drew Bolland said. “The money they get for watching these kids is nothing. Seventy-five bucks a week. They probably spend that in showers twice a day.” (The Washington Times)


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