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Jets vs. Blackhawks game night

Posted: 11/6/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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Tonight: JETS @ BLACKHAWKS
United Center, 7 p.m.
TV: TSN
Radio: TSN 1290

 

ABOUT THE HAWKS

Chicago is coming off a 3-2 OT home loss to Calgary on Sunday, a game in which Reto Berra kicked out 42 shots to earn a win in his first start in net for the Flames.

The Hawks flew to Washington. D.C. on Monday to visit the White House and meet President Barack Obama. "Since I took office we've hosted a lot of championship teams, from Boston, New York, Pittsburgh and Miami, but since I've been president only one team has brought a world championship to my hometown of Chicago and now the Blackhawks have done it twice. Twice!" Obama said Monday. "Three years ago, the Hawks won their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. And keep in mind, the Cubs have been waiting for 105 so 49 might have not seemed so bad. But luckily, the second Stanley Cup came just a little bit quicker."

The Blackhawks also visited the Warrior Cafe at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday and received a standing ovation from those vets who were able to stand. As Bob Verdi of the Chicago Daily Herald Times reported, a double amputee brought a bag of pucks to have them signed. Said former Jets' D-man Johnny Oduya: "If you come here sore, nothing hurts now. Not after seeing what these people have been through and their frame of mind. Look at them. All smiling."

Patrick Kane is tied with Jonathan Toews for the Hawks' scoring lead, but is a -9. Toews is +2.

The Hawks have the sixth-best power play in the NHL (21.8 per cent) but are last in the penalty kill (73.2 per cent).

 

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

39 Nikolai Khabibulin

50 Corey Crawford

2 Duncan Keith

4 Niklas Hjalmarsson

7 Brent Seabrook

8 Nick Leddy

10 Patrick Sharp

11 Jeremy Morin

16 Marcus Kruger

17 Sheldon Brookbank

19 Jonathan Toews

20 Brandon Saad

26 Michal Handzus

27 Johnny Oduya

28 Ben Smith

29 Bryan Bickell

32 Michal Rozsival

37 Brandon Pirri

51 Brad Mills

52 Brandon Bollig

65 Andrew Shaw

81 Marian Hossa

88 Patrick Kane

 

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

2 Adam Pardy

7 Keaton Ellerby

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

14 Anthony Peluso

15 Matt Halischuk

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

22 Chris Thorburn

24 Grant Clitsome

25 Zach Redmond

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

39 Toby Enstrom

40 Devin Setoguchi

44 Zach Bogosian

55 Mark Scheifele

67 Michael Frolik

 

(Lineups subject to change)

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 6, 2013 0

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