The Chicago Blackhawks will try to spoil an opponents' banner-raising celebration for the second time in two nights Sunday when they meet the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The Blackhawks spoiled the Kings' Stanley Cup party Saturday in Los Angeles and will watch the Coyotes raise their Pacific Division banner -- the first in franchise history -- Sunday.
Chicago beat the Kings 5-2 but lost ex-Coyotes forward Daniel Carcillo -- he is expected to be out a month -- when he injured his right knee in the second period. Carcillo was lost for the 2011-12 season with a left knee injury that required surgery Jan. 17. Carcillo was injured in a collision along the boards with Los Angeles' Drew Doughty.
Brandon Saad, a second-round pick in 2011 who played just two regular season game before appearing in Game 4 of the playoffs against Phoenix, will replace Carcillo against the Coyotes. The highly-skilled Saad will take Carcillo's spot alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa -- who combined for two goals and five points against the Kings.
Raffi Torres, who still have seven games to serve on his suspension for his hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa in the Western Conference Quarterfinals last year, remains out for Phoenix but the rest of the lineup that played Saturday in a 4-3 loss at Dallas came out OK to go against the Blackhawks.
Here are the projected lines for Sunday. The Coyotes did not skate and the Blackhawks did not show lines at their brief skatearound:
Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Dave Bolland - Patrick Kane
Andrew Shaw - Marcus Kruger - Viktor Stalberg
Brandon Bollig - Bryan Bickell - Michael Frolik
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Sheldon Brookbank - Nick Leddy
Mikkel Boedker - Antoine Vermette - Shane Doan
Steve Sullivan - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Lauri Korpikoski - Matthew Lombardi - David Moss
Kyle Chipchura - Boyd Gordon - Alexandre Bolduc
Keith Yandle - Derek Morris
Zbynek Michalek - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Rostislav Klesla - David Schlemko