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B’s vs. Hawks 2/5/20 PREVIEW: B’s go to Chi-Town

The Windy City welcomes Boston to the United Center for the second-half of a back-to-back.

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Boston Bruins At TD Garden Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Just the Facts:

The Time: 8pm EST

The Place: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

Place to Watch: NBCSN, TVAS

Place to Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Opposing SBNation Blog: Second City Hockey

Know your Enemy:

  • 25-21-7, 5th in Division, 10th in Conference
  • Noted model example of how not to be a citizen Patrick Kane has 25 goals, 40 assists, and 65 points, leading the Blackhawks in all three categories.
  • Alex DeBrincat has the lead in power play goals, with 8
  • Robin Lehner has been pretty good, and has .922 SV% in 27 starts.
  • It’s Short Tumbler night at the United Center!

Game Preview:

After a thorough dunking on of the Canucks, the Bruins are back on the road to take on the Blackhawks, who have been improving since the turn of the new year, but are still well out of the central division race. The ‘Hawks are 6-4-0 in their last ten, and have been getting good at keeping games close, sometimes to their detriment, as they just yesterday got beat in a game they had to crawl back into against the Minnesota Wild. The same Wild that the B’s just vivisected alive on television.

So yeah. Expect them to be quite motivated.

Back-to-backs aren’t always fun, especially for a team now on not a whole lot of rest, but let’s see if the B’s can get their next big win!