NHL schedule 2014: Canadiens try to tame surging Blackhawks

Only Montreal can slow down the Blackhawks.

The Canadiens are the only team capable of stopping the NHL’s monster. In this case, the monster is the Chicago Blackhawks, and they created it.

Since beating Montreal 5-0 at the Bell Centre a few weeks ago, the Blackhawks have gone 10-3-0 and look like worldbeaters. Now the Habs return to the United Center at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday to try and tame the beast they helped awaken. To do so they will have to break out of a funk that has left them 1-3-1 in their last five games and prone to serious penalty issues.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks square off in St. Paul at 8 p.m. in a battle of depleted bluelines. Anaheim is missing Francois Beauchemin, Eric Brewer and Ben Lovejoy, meaning half of their defensive corps consists of minor leaguers. On the other side of the rink, Ryan Suter is out for Minny because he has the mumps. Expect a high scoring affair.

Matchup

Time (ET)

Visitor TV

Home TV

National TV

Anaheim at Minnesota

8 p.m.

Prime Ticket

FSN+

Colorado at Winniepg

8 p.m.

ALT

TSN3

Montreal at Chicago

8:30 p.m.

RDS, SNE

CSN Chicago

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