Viktor Stalberg is out tonight and Dave Bolland will make his 2013 postseason debut when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series to
Ben Smith has fluctuated through the Chicago Blackhawks’ lines these past few days. He’s been on the wing, centering the second line, back to the third line.
Viktor Stalberg spent another practice in a white jersey, another practice out of the top four lines. It’s an interesting situation, and one Stalberg really didn’t feel like addressing.
The Blackhawks collected an overtime victory against the Detroit Red Wings here in Chicago early this season.
The Chicago Blackhawks talked about it throughout the first round -- the need to raise their level of play and intensity.