Thursday night in front of a packed house at the United Center, the Blackhawks topped the Wild 5-2 and are back in 1st in the Central Division. The Hawks are now on a 2-game winning streak and face off against their most hated rival, the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday morning at 11:30 am Central in Detroit. The game will be available on NBC.
Against the Wild Viktor Stalberg continued to stay hot netting a goal in the game. He has 4 goals in his last 2 games after his first career hat trick against the Blue Jackets Tuesday night. Dave Bolland earned 3 points in Thursday's game, getting 2 goals including an empty netter towards the end of the game and an assist. Rookies Shaw and Hayes continue to help the team, each scoring a goal against the Wild.