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Blackhawks Vs. Rangers Preview: East-Leading Rangers Invade United Center

The Chicago Blackhawks have won three of their last four games, but last we saw them on Tuesday night, Chicago was getting decimated on the road by the St. Louis Blues, the team with the most points in the NHL. The 'Hawks will try to rebound from that 5-1 loss to the Blues tonight, but the competition won't be getting any easier: the New York Rangers are set to invade the United Center, the team with with the most points in the Eastern Conference.

The Blackhawks and Rangers have met just once this year, with Chicago prevailing 4-2 in New York. Chicago might be catching the Rangers at a good time: New York has dropped three of its last four games.

Game date/time: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2012

Location: United Center, Chicago, IL

TV: Comcast SportsNet Chicago

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