Here are Three Things to Watch when the Blackhawks take on the Vegas Golden Knights tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live.
1. Who's in goal?
Jeff Glass and Anton Forsberg each haven't done Joel Quenneville any favors in deciding who deserves this start. The goaltending duo has allowed a combined nine goals on 41 shots in their last two games which comes out to a .781 save percentage.
Forsberg will probably get a redemption start, but this is not cake-walk either against a Vegas team that ranks second in goals per game (3.36).
2. Beware of Vegas' top line.
The Golden Knights don't have a marquee player that can take over a game on a given night. Instead they have four lines that can, and you better beware of the first one.
The trio of Reilly Smith, William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault has been one of the best and most consistent lines in the NHL this season, controlling 56.9 percent of the shot attempts in 556 even-strength minutes together.
They are three of the team's four leading scorers, and skated circles around the Blackhawks in their last meeting on Jan. 5 when they combined for three goals and four assists in a 5-4 win. You know what they'll throw at you and they're still difficult to defend.
3. Patrick Kane stuck on 499.
Kane had no problem scoring his 300th goal and recording his 800th point for his NHL career this season, but trying to pick up his 500th assist has oddly been a tall order.
He's gone four straight without getting an apple, and three in a row without registering a single point. Earlier this season, Kane went four games without a point that was his longest drought since the 2009-10 season and he's in danger of that again.
It would be a great time to end those droughts tonight for both himself and the Blackhawks.