The defending Stanley Cup champs will play in front of a nationally-televised audience for the second day in a row on Monday.
The Chicago Blackhawks, who suffered a 4-3 overtime loss at Washington on Sunday in NBC's "Game of the Week," returns home to face the San Jose Sharks at the United Center. Game time is slated for 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on Versus in the U.S. and TSN2 in Canada.
San Jose, meanwhile, has earned points in nine of its last 10 games (7-1-2) and sits atop the Pacific Division at 39-22-8. The Sharks trail Detroit by four points for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie