The Hawks are coming off a 5 game win streak. Meanwhile, Nashville is 2 points ahead of the Hawks in the Western Conference standing (Hawks 6th, Predators 5th). The Hawks have been doing well without Johntathan Toews. Predators still have one of the top goaltenders in the league, Pekka Rinne.
Toews skated Saturday at oractice but will not play vs the Predators.
Duncan Keith will also be inactive because of a 5 game suspension of a hit on Canucks player Daniel Sedin. Steve Montador is still out with a concussion Marcus Krugar skated after Friday practice and is questionable and Sami Lepisto is out indefinitly.
The Nashville Predators have no one out according to their website.
Goaltending is the MAJOR part of this game. Corey Crawford will start for the Hawks and Rinne probably for the Preds. Corey has always been the #1 goaltender for the Hawks even when Ray started 9 games in a row. He was struggling earlier this year but has found his mojo as of late. Rinne is a wall. The Hawks will have to on their game for them to win especially since competing for higher seeds in the playoffs.
With Ducan out that calls for Johnny and Nick H to step up. Who will take his place??
The game will take place at the UC in Chi-Town.
LETS GO HAWKS!!!!!!