The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the best teams in the NHL right now. Jonathan Toews, the captain of the Blackhawks, has been nominated to be the captain of the All-Star team, and in addition to Toews, Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, and Duncan Keith have been named to the squad. The Blackhawks currently sit in second place in the Central division behind the Nashville Predators. They have the top penalty-killing unit in the NHL, and have the second-best goals against average as well.
The Winnipeg Jets are currently in the playoff picture, and if the season ended today, they would be taking on the Anaheim Ducks in the first round. The Jets are in the top 10 in both goals against, and on the penalty kill. The lack of an elite forward hurts this team in areas such as the power play, where they are only scoring on 17.9% of their opportunities
According to TiqIQ, The average Jets vs. Blackhawks ticket is costing $332.68. Prices haven’t changed much in the past seven days, as they have only decreased by 2% in the past seven days . This doesn’t mean that tickets have gotten any cheaper. To get in the door of the United Center, it is going to cost you a massive $111.00. For fans looking to travel to the game, Chicago parking from ParkWhiz.com will cost you $10, which is relatively cheap compared to Soldier Field parking during Bears games for example.
Patrick Kane, the other Blackhawks superstar, will lead the team into this game and try to gain ground on the points leaders ahead of him. Kane currently sits fifth in the league in points with 47, and seventh in the league in goals with 20.
Friday night’s game will mark the second time the Jets and Blackhawks have played this season. The Blackhawks will be looking to avenge a 1-0 early season loss to the Jets in which goaltender Michael Hutchinson needed a perfect night. That night, Hutchinson was able to stop all 33 shots on goal in just his second start. The lone goal of the game was scored 20 second into the game by Michael Frolik.