The Chicago Blackhawks swept their first back-to-back this pass weekend and head into their second road game this season on a two-game win streak.
The Hawks have scored more than two goals only once in their last four games and will look to narrow their three-point gap from the undefeated Colorado Avalanche in the Central Division. Their opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a 5-3 defeat this pass Sunday against the Phoenix Coyotes at home and have moved Tuomo Ruutu to their first line with captain Eric Staal and Alexander Semin. They also called up goaltender Justin Peters from the AHL to backup starting goalie Cam Ward after placing Anton Khudobin on IR.
Season series: This is the first of two meetings between the Hawks and Hurricanes this season with other meeting coming on March 21 at the United Center. The two teams last faced off nearly two calendar years on Oct. 28, 2011 in a 3-0 shutout win for the Hurricanes at the PNC Arena.
Injury Report: Khudobin (lower-body) is on IR and Elias Lindholm (undisclosed) is questionable for the Hurricanes. The Blackhawks have no reported injuries.
Here are the listings for tonight’s contest.
Matchup: Hawks (3-1-1) at Hurricanes (2-2-2)
Start Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN Radio, WGN Radio App
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra