Hawks tangle with Jackets tonight on CSN

Hawks tangle with Jackets tonight on CSN

March 1, 2013, 9:45 am
Share This Post
Nina Falcone

After traveling to St. Louis and shutting the Blues out on Thursday night, the Blackhawks return home to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Check out all the action on Comcast SportsNet, beginning with Blackhawks Pregame Live at 7:00.

The Blackhawks' victory against the Blues on Thursday extended their record-setting point streak to 20 games. Despite losing goaltender Corey Crawford and center Dave Bolland to various injuries over the last couple weeks, the Blackhawks' performance has continued to prevail.

“We have thick skin, whether momentum’s going against us or there’s a call we didn’t like,” Jonathan Toews said after Thursday's matchup. “Any adversity that gets in our way, we’ve always been positive and stuck with it. If we’re down, we can find a way to come back and make it tough for them to close out a game. We’ve been hungry and determined to win every game."

[More: Toews, Emery lead Hawks to win in St. Louis]

Tonight they'll battle to continue that momentum as they face the Columbus Blue Jackets. These two teams met just five days ago, and the Blackhawks came out with a 1-0 victory over their opponent.

Columbus still stands dead last in the league, but overlooking them would be dangerous. Chicago only won by one goal last week, and the Blue Jackets' focus will be to get on the board early at the United Center.

"The problem is we're just playing from behind too much," Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger told the media after his team's matchup against the Stars on Tuesday. "It's hard to play catch-up."

But if the Blackhawks do in fact come out on top tonight, they'll have earned their 10th consecutive win over the Blue Jackets, and will continue to rewrite history by building on their 17-0-3 record.

Make sure to join the conversation during tonight's matchup by using #HawksTalk on Twitter, and keep up with the latest team-related social media trends with Blackhawks Pulse.