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It's a Stanley Cup Champions showdown!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks @ Los Angeles Kings

Time: 7:30 Pacific

TV: Fox Sports West

Enemy Reading: Second City Hockey

Los Angeles Kings Projected Lines

Pearson-Kopitar-Gaborik
Lucic-Carter-Toffoli
Brown-Shore-Lewis
Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan

McNabb-Doughty
Muzzin-Martinez
Ehrhoff-McBain

Quick
(Enroth)

Scratched: Forbort, Weal Injured: King, Greene

Chicago Blackhawks Projected Lines

Andrew ShawJonathan ToewsRyan Garbutt
Artemi PanarinArtem AnisimovPatrick Kane
Tanner KeroMarcus KrugerMarian Hossa
Brandon MashinterTeuvo TeravainenAndrew Desjardins

Duncan KeithNiklas Hjalmarsson
Trevor van Riemsdyk – Brent Seabrook
Trevor DaleyMichal Rozsival

Scott Darling
(Corey Crawford)

Game Notes

  • My computer hates War-on-Ice for some reason so no nifty game table, sorry guys.
  • Jonathan Toews has become a resident asshole on his team. He tried to fight Ryan Kesler last night and has been in two fights already this year. I think this is a much better use of his time than scoring.
  • The hockey gods have a cruel sense of humor so Patrick Kane is having an amazing career year. He is also a noted Kings Killer.
  • Things are coming up pretty rosy for the Hawks, who are like undefeated this season when trailing after two. Or something like that.
  • The Kings have a huge discipline problem and are facing a red-hot Hawks squad so this should be... an interesting night.
  • Christian Ehrhoff remains in the lineup so he's currently out of Darryl Sutter's doghouse following solid performances in Carolina and Tampa.
  • Backup goalie tonight and the Hawks are on a back-to-back while the Kings haven't played since Wednesday so this definitely bodes well for LA.