Lightning at Blackhawks
When/where: 8:30, United Center, Chicago
TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM
Key stats: The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks (4-3) are off to a slow start but are 3-1 at home. … They are without top defenseman Duncan Keith, sidelined 4-6 weeks after knee surgery. … The Lightning went 1-0-1 against the Blackhawks during the regular season last year and lost to them in six games in the Stanley Cup final, giving it motivation in the rematch. "You definitely want to prove something," C Tyler Johnson said. "But at the same time, it's a completely new season, different standings. It's regular season compared to playoffs. You definitely want to have your 'A' game … also because they're one of the top teams in the league."
Joe Smith, Times staff writer