- The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Dallas Stars tonight at 7:30pm. The game will air on Comcast Sportsnet in Chicago.
- Previews: NHL, Chicago Tribune, The Hockey Writers, The Committed Indian, Second City Hockey
- Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks. (@ChrisKuc) Kari Lehtonen will backstop the Stars. (@StarsInsideEdge) Please pretend to be surprised by either of these announcements.
- Speaking of Crawford, he has a new warmup routine that seems to be working so far. (ProHockeyTalk)
- Johnny Oduya stayed sharp during the offseason by skating… in Thailand? (Chicago Tribune – registration req’d)
- The Blackhawks’ home opener was the highest-rated regular season game since games began airing on Comcast Sportsnet in 2008, with a 5.40 local rating. (Crain’s Chicago Business)
- Finally, here’s Patrick Sharp talking about taking on the Stars tonight.