The Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets are knotted up in a scoreless tie after one period at the United Center on Tuesday night. The Blackhawks are hoping to right the ship against a struggling Blue Jackets club, but they're without star forward Patrick Sharp and another key player in Jonathan Toews has had his bell rung so far.
Corey Crawford is in goal for Chicago tonight instead of back-up Ray Emery, and he's been a perfect 13-for-13 on saves thus far. The Blue Jackets have the shot advantage against the Blackhawks, as Columbus goalie Curtis Sanford is a perfect 8-for-8 on saves.
Columbus has had three different power play opportunities so far, but they haven't been able to capitalize on any of them. Chicago has had five penalties called so far on Tuesday, and four of them have been on Steve Montador.