Only two games on the schedule tonight. Both feature teams from the West. Only one game has some importance.
Columbus at Chicago - 8:30 pm (XM 204, Center Ice)
The Blue Jackets are coming off of a shootout win over the Penguins last night while the Blackhawks had a day of rest after beating the Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Wade Dubielewicz should get the start tonight after Steve Mason was in net last night. For the Blackhawks, it will be Cristobal Huet in net after performing so well for the Hawks on Wednesday.
Good news is coming to the Blackhawks, Khabibulin should be back for the Hawks on Sunday. The Blue Jackets sit in 6th place in the Western Conference, seven points behind the 4th place Blackhawks. The Western Conference is so tight though, the Jackets are 5 points ahead of 9th place.