Chicago Blackhawks will take on New Jersey Devils on Friday night 3rd January, which will kick off at 07:00pm ET in New Jersey.
Chicago Blackhawks has overcome against New Jersey Devils with a 5-2 at United Center on 23rd December. 29-year-old Corey Crawford is likely to return back into the lineup and hopes to start for Chicago Blackhawks. Raanta has started for last 10 games with a 10-1-3 with 2.21 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in first 15 games of his NHL career.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp is having eight points in last five games, Toews has eight in five, and defenseman Brent Seabrook has five in five. New Jersey Devils Ryane Clowe, Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder have made four goals and eight points since Clowe has return back into the team from a concussion 27th December.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin has been suffering from lower body injury and he was placed on injury reserve. Defenseman Adam Larsson is going to return back into the lineup after struggling with lower body. Forward Damien Brunner and defenseman Peter Harrold will not play on Friday night game and both the players are placed in injury reserve.