Ducks 21-3-4 ; Blackhawks 24-2-3TV: NHL Network-US, FS West, CSN Chicago Radio: AM 830
- This is the 2nd of 3 meetings with the Blackhawks. The Ducks won the first match up by the score of 3-2 in the shootout.
- This is the first time ever that the two teams with the best records ever get to face off after playing at least 25 games.
- The Ducks have won 12 straight at Honda Center and own a 12-1-0 record this season at home.
- Morning practice indicated that Hiller will be in net tonight for the Ducks, while Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks.
- The 3rd meeting with the Blackhawks is only a week away. The Ducks will be in Chicago for the final meeting next week on Friday. These two meetings are the Ducks big chance to close the gap on Chicago to take over the #1 spot.
- Tonight’s game is sold out and standing room only.
For the Ducks: Nick Bonino remains out with a lower body injury. And the un-injured Corey Perry is serving game 4 of 4 of his suspension.
For the Blackhawks: Marian Hossa is out with an upper body injury, and Patrick Sharp is out with a sprained left shoulder.