Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 6:30 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: WGN-AM 720
The skinny: Nikolai Khabibulin gets the start against his former team, which he led to a Stanley Cup in 2004. Khabibulin is 1-0 as a Hawk for the second time, beating the Islanders on Oct. 11. Bryan Bickell will try for his third goal in as many games as part of the third line.
Next: Minnesota Wild at the United Center, 7 p.m. Saturday
-- Tim Sassone