The Chicago Blackhawks won their first game since Opening Night Friday and will look to cap their first back-to-back of the season with a win against the winless Buffalo Sabres. Hawks starting goaltender Corey Crawford will return to the net.
Crawford started the first three games this season but with the Hawks’ first back-to-back scheduled this weekend, head coach Joel Quenneville gave the veteran goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin the nod.
Season series: This is the first of two meetings between the Hawks and Sabres this season with other meeting coming on March 9 at First Niagara Center. The two teams last faced off on Jan. 18, 2012 at the United Center, when the Hawks topped the Sabres 6-2.
Injury Report: Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov is (hand) is questionable, with Ville Leino (ribs), Corey Tropp (jaw) and Henrik Tallinder (upper body) are out. The Hawks have no reported injuries.
Here are the listings for tonight’s contest.
Matchup: Sabres (0-4-1) at Hawks (2-1-1)
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
TV: NHLN-US, WGN
Radio: WGN Radio, WGN Radio App
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra