Just to let everyone know, the wrap is going to be late central time since I won't be able to see the game until after 9 pacific. Here's a little fresh chalkboard from everyone to scribble on til then.
For tonight, we all know the deal. The Ducks are a struggling team and despite having an abundance of talent, the Hawks also possess the ability to become a slump buster for a struggling team. The Ducks right now have a -25 goal differential, but have only allowed one more goal then the Hawks. Gulp. The Ducks also got of the schnide last night by beating the Yotes 4-1. Will that be a momentum changing win for them? I dunno. They haven't lit the world on fire since getting rid of their coach and I think a lot of people are expecting them to be sellers this year and there will probably be plenty of commentary tomorrow from the Chicago fan base suggesting we trade John Scott and a fifth round draft pick for the Ducks entire top line.
As of now it looks like Emery gets the nod and that Carcillo is possibly out with an upper body injury. Ben Smith has also been recalled.
Enjoy the game.