2012 has not been kind to the Blackhawks so far. The Hawks have lost four games in a row and five of their last six. They also lost Patrick Sharp for the next several weeks after Sharp sustained a wrist injury Sunday against Detroit.
Tuesday the Hawks welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to the United Center.
Columbus (11-25-5) will be playing their first game under interim coach Todd Richards. Richards will replace Scott Arniel who was fired on Monday.
The Hawks (24-13-5) have won their previous three matchups with Columbus this season.
Corey Crawford is once again scheduled to start in goal for the Blackhawks. Crawford is 15-10-3 this season. In goal for Columbus will be Curtis Sanford. Sanford comes in to Tuesday's game with a record of 6-8-3.
Tuesday's game is set to start at 7:30. The game will be televised on CSN.