Crawford, Hawks look to keep rolling vs. Sharks

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Crawford, Hawks look to keep rolling vs. Sharks

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2011Posted: 3:31 p.m.

By Tracey Myers
CSNChicago.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Corey Crawford will go for his eighth consecutive victory in goal and Jordan Hendry will be in the lineup as a forward when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the San Jose Sharks tonight.

Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi will get another start against his former team; he won the last matchup here on Nov. 24.

Hendry will be playing in his first game since Nov. 7. Coach Joel Quenneville said he likes getting the defensemen -- John Scott has been at forward for a while now -- up front.

"The one thing about defensemen up front is theyre responsible, Quenneville said. They have a defensive mindset, which is what we want.

Jack Skille will be on the right wing with Viktor Stalberg and Jonathan Toews. Jeremy Morin flew into San Jose late Friday night to play tonight.

Injury update
Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane (both lower body) and Fernando Pisani (upper body) still arent skating back in Chicago, but Quenneville said he expects them in the next day or so to get out there, and well have more updates on that then.

Quenneville would not say who may or may not be skating soon.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

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The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?

That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.

The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.

The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.

Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?

Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.