February 25, 2012 4:15 pm

Scouting the Blackhawks

This is the third of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks, and follows the Blackhawks’ 2-1 win in Los Angeles on Nov. 26 and the Kings’ 2-0 win in Chicago on Dec. 28. Will special teams be a factor tonight? In the previous two games, neither team scored a power-play goal. The Blackhawks have not scored a power-play goal in 12 games, but also have allowed only one power-play goal in their last seven games. The Blackhawks have been wildly up and down of late. In late January, they started a stretch in which they went 0-8-1. They followed that with a four-game winning streak, which ended Thursday with a loss to Dallas. The Blackhawks will be without injured forward Jonathan Toews as well as defensemen Niklas Hjalmarsson and Steve Montador. For the latest on the Blackhawks, check out the coverage from the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, followed by the possible linesups for both teams…

Chicago Tribune’s Blackhawks coverage

Chicago Sun-Times’ Blackhawks coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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BLACKHAWKS LINEUP
Patrick Sharp-Patrick Kane-Marian Hossa
Bryan Bickell-Dave Bolland-Viktor Stalberg
Andrew Brunette-Marcus Kruger-Jimmy Hayes
John Scott-Jamal Mayers-Michael Frolik

Duncan Keith-Dylan Olsen
Nick Leddy-Brent Seabrook
Sean O’Donnell-Sami Lepisto

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

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