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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs. Coyotes - Dec. 8, 2019

Chicago hosts Arizona on Foundation Night at the United Center

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

TIME: 6 p.m. CT

It's Foundation Night at the United Center as the Blackhawks face the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season on Sunday at 6 p.m. (TICKETS). All evening long, you can take part in the numerous ways to support the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and all it does for the Chicago community. 


CHI: 12-12-5, 29 PTS (7th in Central)
ARI: 17-10-4, 38 PTS (2nd in Pacific)


Chicago finished a two-game road swing with a 2-1 shootout win on Friday over the New Jersey Devils with Kirby Dach netting the shootout winner and Corey Crawford earning his 250th career win along the way. 

Arizona fell 2-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night to cap off a back-to-back of their own. The Coyotes had earned at least a point in six of their previous seven games before the loss.

In three meetings last season, Arizona took two wins with a 4-1 result on Oct. 18 in Chicago and a 1-0 victory on March 26 at home. Between the two, the Blackhawks took a 7-1 win over the Coyotes on March 11 at the United Center. Corey Crawford was in net for all three meetings. 

Video: ARI vs. CHI game preview


Dylan Sikura, who was called up on Sunday morning from the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, will make his season debut for the Blackhawks, replacing Anton Wedin in the lineup from Friday's win in New Jersey. Wedin was re-assigned to Rockford on Sunday morning with Sikura's call up. 

Robin Lehner will start in goal for Chicago against the Coyotes with a perfect 5-0-0 record and a .936 save percentage all-time against Arizona. 

Video: Inside the Locker Room: Sikura

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