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2010 Final rematch highlights Thursday's schedule

Wednesday, 01.04.2012 / 9:13 PM / Schedule

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2010 Final rematch highlights Thursday's schedule
The Chicago Blackhawks will never forget their last visit to the Wells Fargo Center.

The Hawks haven't visited the home of the Philadelphia Flyers since June 9, 2010, when Patrick Kane's overtime goal gave them a 4-3 win in Game 6 of the Final -- and their first Stanley Cup since 1961.

The stakes won't be quite as high when the Blackhawks come to town for one of nine games on Thursday's NHL schedule. But it's a big game for both teams, who are battling for first place in their respective divisions and conferences.

Both teams are coming off home losses on Monday. The Flyers lost 3-2 to the New York Rangers in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, while the Hawks fell 4-3 to Edmonton.

The Hawks-Flyers game is one of four that gets under way at 7 p.m. ET.

The Rangers, who took over the top spot in the overall standings by beating the Flyers and still lead the East with 52 points, are back home to host the Florida Panthers, a team they beat 3-1 in Sunrise, Fla., on Friday. The Panthers have been off since Saturday's 3-2 home win against Montreal. Also, Calgary plays the sixth of a seven-game trip when it visits Boston, a 6-1 winner at New Jersey on Wednesday, and Winnipeg tries to bounce back from a 7-3 loss at Montreal when it visits Toronto.

A half-hour later, Tampa Bay tries to bounce back from Tuesday's 7-3 demolition in Toronto when it visits Ottawa. The Senators have won three in a row, including Monday's 3-2 OT win against New Jersey.

At 8 p.m. ET, Edmonton continues its two-week road trip with a stop in St. Louis, where the Blues are coming off a 4-1 win against Phoenix on Tuesday; the Oilers lost 4-3 in Buffalo on the same night. Also, Dallas tries to bounce back from Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Detroit when it visits Nashville, which has been off since beating Calgary 5-3 on New Year's night.

The last two games both get under way at 10:30 p.m. ET. Phoenix travels to Los Angeles in a game that can be seen in Canada on the NHL Network, while Columbus starts a three-game California trip in San Jose, a 3-1 winner at Anaheim on Wednesday.
Quote of the Day

The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
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