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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs Blues 4/3

The Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at the United Center

by Chris Wescott /

TIME: 7:00 p.m. CT


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The Blackhawks (34-33-12) return to the United Center to host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

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Chicago is looking to bounce back from their 4-3 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Monday. Including that game, the Blackhawks have managed at least a point in three-straight outings.

St. Louis has won two in a row heading into this matchup.

Chicago is led in scoring by Patrick Kane , who has 105 points (41G, 64A) through 78 games played. Alex DeBrincat  has tied Kane for the team lead in goals with 41 this season. He's third on the team in points with 74 (41G, 33A) in 79 games. Jonathan Toews  is second in points with a new career-high of 78 (34G. 44A) through 79 outings.

In net, Corey Crawford  has a 14-18-5 record this season with a 2.96 GAA and .907 SV%. Cam Ward  has a 14-11-4 record to go along with his 3.27 GAA and .893 SV%.

Ryan O'Reilly is the Blues leading scorer with 74 points (27G, 47A) in 79 appearances. Vladimir Tarasenko is second with 62 points (31G, 31A) in 73 games.

Between the pipes, Jordan Binnington has posted great numbers with a record of 22-5-1 to go along with a 1.85 GAA and .928 SV%. Jake Allen has posted a record of 19-17-7 with a 2.83 GAA and .905 SV%.


The Blackhawks haven't met the Blues since Nov. 14, playing the first four of five meetings in the first two months of the season. Chicago is 3-1-0 in those games. Their last game against each other was a 1-0 win over Chicago on Nov. 14 at the United Center.


Cam Ward will start in net for Chicago. Chris Kunitz is in for Dylan Sikura, who was re-assigned to Rockford, and freshly recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert is in for Gustav Forsling.


O'Reilly has been stellar for St. Louis, after arriving via trade from Buffalo on July 1. His 74 points are a new career-high for the 28-year-old forward.

O'Reilly is currently on a five-game point streak.

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