Scouting the Blackhawks - LA Kings Insider

This is the second of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks, and follows Chicago’s 2-1 victory at Staples Center on Nov. 26. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, who apparently doesn’t know that “this isn’t baseball,’’ announced that Corey Crawford will start in goal tonight. Crawford stopped 57 of 59 shots in his last two victories. Chicago is expected to be without injured forwards Dan Carcillo and Marcus Kruger, but of course the Blackhawks still have a highly potent lineup. There’s no shortage of great coverage of the Blackhawks, so check out a sampling, followed by tonight’s expected lineups for the Kings and the Blackhawks…

Chicago Tribune’s Blackhawks coverage

Chicago Sun-Times’ Blackhawks coverage

Daily Herald’s Blackhawks coverage

ESPNChicago.com’s Blackhawks coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Richardson-Kopitar-Brown
Loktionov-Richards-Lewis
Penner-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Fraser-Westgarth
[UPDATE: Trent Hunter, not Westgarth, will play.]

Scuderi-Doughty
Mitchell-Voynov
Johnson-Greene

Quick
Bernier

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BLACKHAWKS LINEUP
Andrew Brunette-Jonathan Toews-Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp-Brandon Pirri-Marian Hossa
Viktor Stalberg-Dave Bolland-Bryan Bickell
John Scott-Michael Frolik-Jamal Mayers

Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson-Nick Leddy
Sean O’Donnell-Steve Montador

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery