Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks at the United Center, 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: WGN-AM 720
The skinny: This is the first meeting of the season between the Hawks and Ducks, who are off to an 18-7-5 start. Anaheim is battling some serious injuries with defensemen Sheldon Souray (wrist), Francois Beauchemin (upper body), Luca Sbisa (wrist), goalie Viktor Fasth (lower body) and forward Jakob Silfverberg (broken hand) all sidelined.
Next: Florida Panthers at the United Center, 6 p.m. Sunday.
-- Tim Sassone