Blackhawks face quick turnaround vs. Senators

Blackhawks face quick turnaround vs. Senators
October 28, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Nina Falcone

Less than 24 hours after their 5-1 win in Minnesota, the Blackhawks return to the United Center to host the Ottawa Senators. Catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 6:30 with Blackhawks Pregame Live. 

The Blackhawks had plenty of changes they wanted to make after Saturday's loss to the Wild. Just two days later they did that as they went on to record a 5-1 victory in Minnesota.

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Now the defending Stanley Cup champions will play their second of back-to-back games as they host the Ottawa Senators at the United Center.

The Senators (4-5-2) enter tonight's game following a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. It's been a bumpy start for the team as they continue to adjust to life without former captain Daniel Alfredsson, who is now playing for the Detroit Red Wings after spending 17 seasons in Ottawa. 

But the Senators made a big move this offseason as they acquired former Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan, who has made a splash by recording nine points in 11 games this season.

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Point leaders

Blackhawks: Patrick Kane (7G, 4A), Jonathan Toews (4G, 5A), Brandon Saad (3G, 5A), Marian Hossa (4G, 3A), Duncan Keith (7A)

Senators: Jason Spezza (7G, 4A), Erik Karlsson (3G, 7A), Bobby Ryan (6G, 3A), Kyle Turris (1G, 8A), Milan Michalek (2G, 4A)

Goaltender matchup

Craig Anderson will be in net tonight for the Senators. Throughout the start of the 2013-14 campaign, Anderson's posted a .920 save percentage and a 2.81 goals-against average in nine games.

The Blackhawks won't be announcing their starter until just before game time.