The Blackhawks have had to go without some top players at times this season, from Corey Crawford to Patrick Sharp.
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.
Duncan Keith is out sick and Antti Raanta will start when the Blackhawks host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night at the United Center.
CSN's David Kaplan and Tracey Myers break down the team's upcoming games in the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.
The Central Division took on a somewhat different look last season, thanks to realignment.