The Colorado Avalanche have been the successful surprise coming out of the Western Conference this season.
Brandon Saad’s been thrown into the forward-line blender more than any of the Chicago Blackhawks this season.
Marian Hossa will stay home and skate but Niklas Hjalmarsson will travel and play when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
It's a beautiful day in Chicago, a rare occurrence this winter. Yes, we know it's short lived. Yes, we know we'll be going right back into hockey weather starting tomorrow.
It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Blackhawks as they've returned from the OIympics, hosted their outdoor Stadium Series game against the Penguins and made some minor adjustments to their ro