The Bulls welcome the Toronto Raptors to the United Center tonight for the start of a two-game homestand. Chicago will also entertain the Knicks on Thursday. The Bulls dropped a 99-85 decision at Detroit on Sunday. That snapped a two-game winning streak for the Bulls, who are 42-and-34 on the season. That's good for the fifth seed in the East.
The Blackhawks are visiting the Twin Cities tonight as they skate against the Wild in St. Paul. The Blackhawks are coming off a home-and-home sweep of the Predators and have won four of their last five games overall. Chicago has already clinched a playoff berth and is three points up on second-seeded Anaheim in the West with 10 to play.
Forward Patrick Sharp is expected back in the lineup tonight when the Blackhawks face the Wild in Minnesota. Sharp has missed 14 games since suffering an injured left shoulder March 6th against Colorado when he was checked into the boards by Ryan O'Byrne, who is now with Toronto. Sharp has five goals and 13 assists this season.