Big Game in Chicago 1/17/14
UNDATED - The NHL has a very light schedule this evening with just two games. Without doubt the top game is in Chicago as the Blackhawks, who lead the Central Division with 71 points, host Western Conference and Pacific Division leader Anaheim, which has 77 points.
The Ducks have dominated play with the Blackhawks, having won five in a row against the defending league champs. In their lone meeting this season, Anaheim prevailed 3-2 in a shootout. The Ducks and `Hawks will face-off again Feb. 5 in Anaheim.
The other game this evening is in Columbus where the Blue Jackets entertain the Washington Capitals. This is the third of four games between the clubs this season with the Caps having won the first two. In the overall series, Washington leads Columbus 11-3-1.