Brunette a game-time decision, Emery to start

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Brunette a game-time decision, Emery to start

DENVER Ray Emery will get the start and forward Andrew Brunette is a game-time decision when the Chicago Blackhawks face the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center tonight.

Brunette did not play against Calgary on Friday after playing just the first period vs. Edmonton last Thursday night. While it looked like Brunettes upper-body injury was serious at the onset, Brunette said hes felt better with each passing day.

Its just the little bumps and bruises you go through during the whole season, the wear and tear that kept me out, Brunette said. Its something we all go through and its getting better. Thats the important thing. It got better real quick. Im hoping to play tonight or further down the stretch here.

It will be Emerys second consecutive start for the Blackhawks, who are looking to snap an 0-4-1 skid.

I just want to win tonight; thats all you can ever do is look as far as the next game. More often than not that will put you in a good spot, said Emery, who enters tonights game with an 11-4-2 mark. I want to win when I get in there. Its just one game at a time.

The Blackhawks will face a Colorado team thats looking to snap an 0-4-1 streak of its own.

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

Road Ahead: Blackhawks play three home games before All-Star break

CSN's Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd preview the Blackhawks' three upcoming games in the Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers.

The Blackhawks have three home games before the NHL All-Star break, which takes place in Los Angeles.

The Blackhawks have dates between the Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Winnipeg Jets. All three opponents are out of the playoff picture, sand Steve Konroyd is looking for the Blackhawks to step up in a certain part of their game: scoring.

See what Boyle and Konroyd had to say in the video above.

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