Kris Versteeg appears to be back in the Chicago lineup tonight and Ilya Bryzgalov will start for Minnesota as the Blackhawks host the Wild in Game 1 of their second-round series on Friday night.
The Blackhawks had a few days to get some much-needed rest and watched closely as the Avalanche and Wild squared off in Game 7 of their opening-round series.
It took a while for everything to shake out but the 2nd round is finally here.
You’d be hard pressed to find a Chicago Blackhawks player who didn’t watch the Minnesota Wild’s Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
The Blackhawks weren’t at their best when they faced the Minnesota Wild in last season’s Western Conference quarterfinal.