The Blackhawks and Red Wings open up their Western Conference semifinal series tonight at United Center. Chicago will host the first two contests of the best-of-seven series after dispatching the Wild in five games in the first round. The 'Hawks were 4-and-0 against Detroit in the regular season. The puck drops tonight at 7:00.
The Blackhawks expect to receive a boost to the lineup tonight for Game One against the Red Wings. Forward Dave Bolland and goaltender Ray Emery are each expected to return to the lineup. Both missed all five games of Chicago's first-round series with the Minnesota Wild with a lower-body injury.