Corey Crawford will be in net tonight for the Blackhawks, because of course he will be. (@ChiTribHamilton) Josh Harding will backstop the Wild. (Star Tribune)
Injury Report: Daniel Carcillo is still recovering from his knee injury, which will put him on the shelf until late February. Michal Rozsival is dealing with his own lower-body injury. For the Wild, defenseman Jared Spurgeon missed Tuesday’s game with a foot injury. (NHL.com)
Brandon Saad is meeting coach Joel Quenneville‘s expectations so far. Here’s to hoping his hard work will show up on the score sheet soon. (ESPN)
The Blackhawks held a contest on their Twitter, @NHLBlackhawks, for new hashtags to replace the two-year-old #Crawsome. Here are some of the winners. I guess they didn’t like my suggestions, #Crawfordcalifragilisticexpialidocious or #OohBabyILikeItCraw. (Chicago Blackhawks)
Finally, here’s a video featuring Nick Leddy mouthbreathing about being back in Minnesota and playing in front of his family.