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Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry remains despite rare games

Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry remains despite rare games

Corey Crawford will start and the Blackhawks will rekindle a rivalry, albeit for one game, when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks are on a three-game winning streak. They remain atop the Western Conference with 57 points, two ahead of the Minnesota Wild (55).

Despite not playing the Wings often anymore, coach Joel Quenneville said the rivalry remains.

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“It’s always fun to play the Wings because you know when they come in here, you can sense it in the building. Lot of Wings fans and they still have that rivalry. When we go there it’ll be the same,” Quenneville said. “I still think you can always rekindle that rivalry instantly with the pace they play at and familiarity we know, whether it’s importance of the game or just playing these guys. There’s always meaning there. It was our best rival for years but there’s still something there.”

The Blackhawks’ lineup isn’t expected to change from Sunday.

Broadcast information

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: WGN

Blackhawks forward lines

Vinnie Hinostroza-Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa

Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane

Ryan Hartman-Tanner Kero-Richard Panik

Andrew Desjardins-Dennis Rasmussen-Jordin Tootoo

Defensive pairs

Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson

Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell-Trevor van Riemsdyk

Goaltender

Corey Crawford

Injuries

Marcus Kruger (right arm)

Red Wings forward lines

Gustav Nyquist-Henrik Zetterberg-Anthony Mantha

Andreas Athanasiou-Frans Nielson-Thomas Vanek

Tomas Tatar-Dylan Larkin-Justin Abdelkader

Drew Miller-Riley Sheahan-Luke Glendening

Defensive pairs

Danny DeKeyser-Mike Green

Jonathan Ericsson-Alexey Marchenko

Xavier Ouellet-Ryan Sproul

Goaltender

Petr Mrazek

Injuries

Brendan Smith (knee), Niklas Kronwall (lower body), Darren Helm (shoulder), Jimmy Howard (lower body), Steve Ott (hamstring)

Where does Patrick Kane rank among Hart Trophy candidates for 2017-18 season?

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Where does Patrick Kane rank among Hart Trophy candidates for 2017-18 season?

Patrick Kane is among the Hart Trophy candidates for the 2017-18 season, but what are his early odds to reclaim the title?

The 28-year-old Blackhawks star followed up an 106-point campaign in which he became the first American-born player to win the Art Ross and Hart Trophy by finishing tied for second in the NHL with 89 points last season.

But he's facing some tougher odds going into this year.

Bovada revelead Wednesday that Connor McDavid is the front-runner to repeat at 3/2 odds, followed by Sidney Crosby (5/2), Auston Matthews (17/2) and Alex Ovechkin (9/1). Kane ranks fifth at 14/1.

Here's the rest of the list:

  • Vladimir Tarasenko: 15/1
     
  • Evgeni Malkin: 16/1
     
  • Carey Price, John Tavares: 20/1
     
  • Jamie Benn, Steven Stamkos: 25/1
     
  • Erik Karlsson, Nikita Kucherov: 33/1
     
  • Jack Eichel, Ryan Getzlaf, Patrik Laine, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin: 50/1
     
  • Nicklas Backstrom, Brent Burns, Braden Holtby, Phil Kessel, Artemi Panarin, Joe Pavelski: 60/1


A couple solid value picks would be Karlsson at 33/1 and Burns at 60/1, both of whom made strong cases to be in that conversation last year as defensemen.

You'll also notice Panarin as a darkhorse candidate. It will be interesting to see how Kane and Panarin fare without each other in the prime of their careers. Who knows, maybe they'll be sharing the stage together as finalists in Las Vegas next June.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Bryan Bickell on journey with Blackhawks, battling MS

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Bryan Bickell on journey with Blackhawks, battling MS

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Bryan Bickell sits down with Pat Boyle and they discuss the retired player's journey to the NHL, which included being an Ottawa clubhouse assistant where he met future teammate, Marian Hossa.

Bickell admits when he finally knew he was a regular in the NHL, his incredible 2013 postseason performance and the historic 17 seconds in Boston.

Finally, Bryan gets emotional when discussing his MS diagnosis, his shootout goal in his final NHL game, and how his wife Amanda has been at his side throughout his entire hockey career.

Listen to the Hawks Talk Podcast below: