Brunette a game-time decision, Emery to start

Brunette a game-time decision, Emery to start
February 7, 2012, 8:23 pm
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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.