Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, 6 p.m., Thursday
TV: Comcast SportsNet
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Radio: WGN-AM 720
The skinny: The Rangers will be without Mats Zuccarello because of a broken hand suffered while playing in the Olympics. They are in a mad scramble with Philadelphia, Columbus and Washington for second and third place in the Metropolitan Division. The Hawks have 22 games to play as they try to catch St. Louis and hold off Colorado in the Central Division. It will be Corey Crawford and Henrik Lundqvist in goal.
Next: Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-- Tim Sassone