CSN's Luke Stuckmeyer and Insider Tracey Myers analyze the biggest Blackhawks headlines in this week's edition of the Honda Road Ahead.
It's been more than two weeks since the Blackhawks last played a home game, where they are 21-5-1 this season, meaning they'll certainly be excited to return to the United Center during their upcoming three-game homestand.
But it definitely won't be a cakewalk.
On Tuesday, the Blackhawks welcome in a Sharks team that's 9-2-2 in their last 11 games followed by a collision with the Dallas Stars, who were crushed by the Blackhawks on Saturday in their own building, and capped off with a Saturday night contest against the Anaheim Ducks, who have won six straight games entering Monday.
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The game circled on everyone's calendar, though, is that Thursday night matchup, when the Stars invade the Madhouse on Madison for the first time this year.
"First off, you're probably going to see a very angry Dallas Stars team," Myers said, talking about the Blackhawks' 5-1 win in Dallas over the weekend. "Without Jason Spezza, there's 40 points right there, so obviously that's something the Stars were missing. ... It was Jamie Benn who said it, the Stars were 'embarrassed' by what they did on home ice. They're still trying to catch the Blackhawks. As we all know, December was a very different picture where the Stars were way ahead. It's a different game now."
Check out what else Stuckmeyer and Myers discussed in the video above.