Blackhawks aim to keep up momentum vs. Hurricanes

Blackhawks aim to keep up momentum vs. Hurricanes
March 21, 2014, 8:00 am
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The Blackhawks are looking to build off their 4-0 shutout victory over the Blues on Wednesday as they host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live.

Aside from the loss of Patrick Kane, Wednesday went about as well as the Blackhawks could have hoped for.

The defending champions looked more like their former selves as they shut out the league-leading Blues to tally their first win against their rival this season. The Blackhawks' victory also marked the first time that the Blues lost to a Central Division opponent in regulation this season.

Now they hope to take the confidence they gained from that game and carry it over to Friday's matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes.

[MORE: Blackhawks Pulse: Shutting out Blues came at a cost]

The Hurricanes (30-30-9) are coming into the game following a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. It was a much-needed victory for a team still battling to beat five teams out for a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. 

The Hurricanes are 2-7-0 in their last nine road games and allowed five goals in three of their last four prior to Tuesday's victory.

These two teams met previously on Oct. 15. The game resulted in a 3-2 shootout victory for Chicago. 

Point leaders

Blackhawks: Patrick Kane (29G, 40A), Patrick Sharp (29G, 39A), Jonathan Toews (27G, 38A), Duncan Keith (5G, 50A), Marian Hossa (25G, 29A)

Hurricanes: Eric Staal (16G, 36A), Jeff Skinner (26G, 18A), Andrej Sekera (11G, 30A), Alexander Semin (19G, 20A), Jordan Staal (14G, 22A)

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