Seventeen straight, that's the number of games the Hawks have put under their belt without a win. A modern day record for Chi town, it dates back to the 1954-55 season, that's the year they lost sixteen in a row before finding the win column.
The travelling horror show known as the Chicago Black Hawks, arrive in Vancouver after losing to Columbus 4-3 on Saturday night. The road record is an underwhelming 3-19-3-1, the absolute worst in the league.
This will be the first game for the Canucks without Ed Jovanovski on the blue line, filling in for him will be Jaroslav Obsut, called up from
Winnipeg yesterday. This is the third time Obsut has mad the trip, but in his previous visits he was merely a spectator and practice pylon. Tonight he gets to skate on the GM Place ice in real NHL action.
The game tonight is good timing for the Canucks, who are hoping to keep their current winning streak at home alive. They have won the last two and tonight is the last home game before an up coming road trip, so it would be nice to send the crowd home happy.