The Chicago Blackhawks took the ice for practice Thursday before boarding their charter flight to North Carolina where they will face the Hurricanes on Friday night.
The game against Carolina will kick off a stretch of three games in four nights for the Hawks, who are riding a seven-game points streak. After the Hurricanes, the Hawks will face the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center on Saturday night and then host the Nashville Predators on Monday night.
Joel Quenneville said. "One thing you find, every game gets more challenging. You look at Columbus what they did to Detroit (a 4-1 victory Tuesday night), they're going to get some excitement off of that. And Nashville, we know how they play us. Each game individually is going to be challenging (so) and let's try and sustain some momentum we have right now."
Corey Crawford will make his fifth consecutive start in goal for the Hawks. Backup Ray Emery is expected to get a start during the busy stretch, possibly against the Blue Jackets.
"We're looking to get (Emery) in here in the next little bit," Quenneville said.
Busy stretch ahead for Blackhawks
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