Kempny has appeared in each of the first six games of the season, but will come out of the lineup on Monday. Kempny has no points, five shots on goal and four penalty minutes so far, but will be replaced by Michal Rozsival tonight.
Rozsival was a healthy scratch for the first six games of the season, but will play tonight vs. the Flames. Rozsival, who had 13 points (1G / 12A) in 51 games last year, will replace Michal Kempny in the lineup on Monday.
Crawford allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Blackhawks’ loss in Columbus on Friday. Scott Darling started on Saturday, so they’ll go back to Crawford tonight vs. Calgary. Crawford has won once in four starts while posting a 3.34 GAA and .886 SV% to start the season. Tonight he faces a Flames team that is 1-4-1 with 3.00 goals per game.
Darling allowed three goals on 36 shots in the Blackhawks win over the Predators last Saturday. Another Saturday, another start for Darling, who will face a high scoring Maple Leafs team that has had a difficult time closing games out. Darling is a reasonable spot-start, but there are better options out there.
van Riemsdyk left Friday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return; doubtful for Saturday.
van Riemsdyk was set to face-off against his brother James tonight vs. the Maple Leafs, but he was spotted wearing a sling this morning after leaving last night’s game. Sporting a sling usually suggests a fairly serious injury and it will almost certainly keep him out of tonight’s contest.
It looked like Campbell would be a healthy scratch during Thursday’s practice, but he will remain in the lineup, but it’s unknown who will come out of the lineup with Trevor van Riemsdyk expected to be in the lineup.
Crawford allowed four goals on 27 shots in the Blackhawks’ win over the Flyers on Tuesday. It was Crawford’s first win of the season—he comes into Friday at 1-2-0 with a 3.41 GAA and .884 SV%. He draws a strong matchup vs. the 0-2-0 Blue Jackets, but he didn’t have a lot of success vs. Columbus last year. Crawford was 1-0-1 with a 2.94 GAA and .875 SV% vs. the Blue Jackets a season ago.
Hossa left Tuesday’s win over the Flyers with an undisclosed injury that will keep him out of the lineup on Friday. The good news for the Blackhawks is that it looks like Ryan Hartman will return to the lineup and take Hossa’s spot. Consider him day-to-day.
Crawford allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Blackhawks’ loss in Nashville last Friday. Crawford lost his first two starts of the season while posting a 3.10 GAA and .898 SV%, but he will go for his first win tonight vs. the visiting Flyers. Crawford was insanely good on home ice last year (20-9-2 / 1.85 GAA / .940 SV%) so you should be able to trust him tonight.
Corey Crawford started the first two games of the season for the Blackhawks, losing both, so they will turn to Darling on the tail-end of a back-to-back with the Predators. Darling was 12-8-4 with a 2.58 GAA and .915 SV% last year, including a 6-2-2 record on home ice.
Crawford allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Blackhawks’ opening night loss to the Blues. There are going to be growing pains for the Blackhawks this season as they transition to a lineup with multiple first-year NHL players. Crawford was busy on Wednesday and there’s a strong chance that will be the case against tonight in Nashville. The Predators are an extremely talented and deep team heading into 2016-17.