Blackhawks Vs. Ducks Preview: Chicago Hosts Anaheim, Hoping For Easier Win

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 18: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks chases the puck against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on October 18 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jonathan Toews

The Chicago Blackhawks look for their first regulation victory since early December, playing the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center.

Gametime: 7:30 PM CST, United Center

Television: CSN

The Chicago Blackhawks (19-8-4, 42 pts) come into Friday's contest against the Anaheim Ducks (9-16-5, 23 pts) looking for their first regulation win in almost two weeks.

Though they sport a three-game winning streak, the Blackhawks have not won in regulation time since December 3, losing on the 5th, winning in overtime on the 8th and 11th, and then winning in shootouts on Wednesday the 14th.

If ever there was a team the Hawks could beat in regulation, it would be the Ducks. Entering the game with only 71 goals scored through 30 games, Anaheim visits Chicago with an anemic offense and an unimpressive defense. The Blackhawks, who have scored 103 goals through 31 games, will look for continued offensive excellence from Jonathan Toews (18 goals), Patrick Sharp (16 goals), and Marian Hossa (13 goals, 19 assists).

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Blackhawks, head over to Second City Hockey. And for news and notes from around the league, visit SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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