Hawks looking for third consecutive win

Hawks looking for third consecutive win
October 14, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Nina Falcone

After recording a 3-2 win over the Sabres on Saturday, the Blackhawks will look for their third consecutive victory as they face the Carolina Hurricanes. Catch all the action beginning at 6:00 on CSN.

The Blackhawks (3-1-1) were left feeling "frustrated" after earning just three of a possible six points in their first three contests of the 2013-14 season. The defending Stanley Cup champions responded by recording back-to-back wins against the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres and hope to continue that momentum as they face off against the Hurricanes (2-2-2) tonight.

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The Hurricanes, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back following a pair of losses they suffered against the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes on home ice. In other words, they're hoping the "magic puck" that was present on Sunday is now far, far away from PNC Arena.    

Point leaders

Blackhawks: Patrick Kane (4G, 1A), Duncan Keith (4A), Niklas Hjalmarsson (4A), Jonathan Toews (2G, 2A), Brandon Saad, (2G, 2A)

Hurricanes: Jeff Skinner (2G, 5A), Nathan Gerbe (3G, 2A), Justin Faulk (4A), Eric Staal (2G, 1A), Andrej Sekera (3A)

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Goaltender matchup

Coach Joel Quenneville said Monday that Corey Crawford will get the start against Carolina. The Blackhawks netminder is 2-1-1 with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage this season.

Cam Ward will be looking to improve his record as he laces up for the Hurricanes. The goaltender is 0-2-2 with a 3.32 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.