Zach Parise


Corey Crawford will start and Teuvo Teravainen will play in his second consecutive game when the Blackhawks host the Minnesota Wild tonight at the United Center.


The hockey world suffered another tremendous loss on Thursday as former NHLer and longtime coach J.P. Parise died at the age of 73 after battling cancer for the last year.


1. Watch out for emotional Wild


1. Own the boards. Minnesota is a team that gets a lot of shots and scores a lot of goals. The Wild also give up the fewest number of shots in the entire NHL.


Nick Schmaltz’s hockey dream came true the night of June 27th; that’s when the Chicago Blackhawks traded up to the 20th overall selection to take him at the NHL Entry Draft.