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Blackhawks Vs. Senators Preview: No Toews And No Hjalmarsson For Hawks On Friday

The Chicago Blackhawks (34-24-7, 75 pts) take on the Ottawa Senators (34-23-8, 76 pts) on Friday night.

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The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Ottawa Senators in their only regular season matchup on Friday night. Ottawa is red hot and has one six out of its last seven games, while the Hawks have dropped three of their last four contests and goalie Corey Crawford has been pulled early for mental lapses in his last two starts. The Senators are riding great play from Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza, who have combined for over 40 points over the last 10 games.

For the Hawks, Marian Hossa is still a threat to put up multiple points every night, but the team has struggled without leading goal-scorer Jonathan Toews -- who is still day-to-day with a concussion and is out on Friday night, according to coach Joel Quenneville. Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will also miss the game due to an upper-body injury.

Game date/time: 6:00 PM CT, Friday, March 2, 2012

Location: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TV: CSN-Chicago

Radio: 720 AM

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Blackhawks, be sure to visit Second City Hockey. For more Senators hockey news and information, check out Silver Seven.