ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery will get his third consecutive start in goal when they face the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2).
Emery is coming off back-to-back wins against the Nashville Predators on Saturday and Sunday, and is 14-1-0 in 18 games this season.
"Based on how he's playing, it gives him the chance to get some consecutive games, as well. We'll see how he handles it," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.
Also back in the lineup is left wing Patrick Sharp. Sharp has missed more than a month (14 games) with a shoulder injury sustained against the Colorado Avalanche on March 6.
Quenneville said he expected Sharp to provide an immediate spark to the Blackhawks' 21st-ranked power play, perhaps the one weak spot on a team with the most points in the League.
"It's good to get him back," Quenneville said.
For Minnesota, right wing Jason Pominville -- acquired at the trade deadline -- will make his home debut. He had a goal and an assist, his first points in a Wild sweater, Sunday in a 3-0 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets.
That victory snapped a three-game skid for Minnesota, so coach Mike Yeo said he will stick with that same lineup, a look that keeps veteran defenseman Tom Gilbert off the ice for the second consecutive game.
Here's a look at how the Blackhawks and Wild could line up Tuesday:
Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Marcus Kruger - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Viktor Stalberg
Brandon Bollig - Michal Handzus - Michael Frolik
Duncan Keith - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Michal Rozsival
Scratched: Jamal Mayers, Sheldon Brookbank, Daniel Carcillo
Injured: Dave Bolland (lower body)
Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Mikael Granlund - Devin Setoguchi
Cal Clutterbuck - Kyle Brodziak - Charlie Coyle
Mike Rupp - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell
Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon
Justin Falk - Nate Prosser
Scratched: Tom Gilbert, Brett Clark
Injured: Dany Heatley (shoulder), Matt Cullen (lower body), Josh Harding (illness)