Chicago Blackhawks turning to Forsberg vs. Edmonton

Updated 1/6/2018 6:25 PM
  • Anton Forsberg will be back in net for the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday when they take on the Edmonton Oilers.

    Anton Forsberg will be back in net for the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday when they take on the Edmonton Oilers. Associated Press

Jeff Glass' run as Blackhawks starting goaltender is over.

For now, anyway.

After seeing Glass allow 5 goals in a 5-4 loss to Vegas on Friday, coach Joel Quenneville will go back to Anton Forsberg when the Hawks host Edmonton on Sunday.

"Glasser, he took the ball and ran with it," Quenneville said. "That's part of the game. ... You get some opportunities, you've got to take advantage of it.

"We feel he can do it. So I think that wasn't really the plan originally, but sometimes you go with a little momentum."

Glass went 2-1-1 in his brief stint as starter. Forsberg is 1-5-3, but the Hawks are averaging just 2.11 goals per game when he starts.

Hartman's ready:

Ryan Hartman, who sat out the loss to Vegas with an upper-body injury he suffered against the Rangers on Wednesday, practiced Saturday and said he will play Sunday against Edmonton.

"I wanted to play," said Hartman, who has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last seven games. "It came down to if it was going to help or hurt the team. I felt if I played I wouldn't be any help."

Richard Panik played in Hartman's absence and registered his first point in 17 games and also dished out 6 hits in just over 12 minutes of ice time.

Panik will slot into the fourth line Sunday with Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma. John Hayden will sit out for the second time this season.

"I thought (Panik) was much better last night, more effective in a lot of his game," said coach Joel Quenneville. "Get him going and it would really enhance our team game.

That (fourth) line has got to be better and that might be part of (the change) as well."

Sharp shooter:

Patrick Sharp has goals in back-to-back games for the first time since he scored in three straight from March 26-31, 2016 when he was with the Stars. (He did scored 2 goals in a game twice last season).

Sharp, who now has 5 goals, beat Malcolm Subban with a wrist shot to the short side midway through the second period. It cut Vegas' lead to 3-2 in a game the Golden Knights went on to win 5-4.

Rookie David Kampf has been centering Sharp's line the last five games.

"Feel the same," Sharp said. "It was nice to score a couple goals. I thought our line did some good things the last couple games. There's still lots of room for improvement."

Slap shots:

Defensemen Jan Rutta and Gustav Forsling were paired together at practice Saturday. Cody Franson and Michal Kempny will likely be scratched Sunday. … Jonathan Toews has won 70.2 percent of his faceoffs in the last four games (52-for-74). … Brent Seabrook has just 4 shots on goal in the last seven games. He hasn't scored since the season opener.

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