Earlier this month, the Colorado Avalanche ended the Chicago Blackhawks' historic season-opening run. While the Blackhawks have bounced back from a brief slide started by that setback, the Avalanche have failed to completely build on the victory from the last meeting.
Trying for a third consecutive win, the Blackhawks look to avenge their first regulation loss of 2013 and end their recent road struggles to an Avalanche team hoping to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat Monday night.
"I'm sure (Colorado will) be ready," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "They played well against us both games (this season). Will do what we have to do to be aware of what they do. They're a good hockey team and I'm sure they are going to be anxious and excited."
After rallying for two third-period goals in a 3-2 home win over Colorado on March 6, Chicago (23-2-3) ran out of gas two nights later in a 6-2 road loss to the Avalanche. Colorado (10-13-4) scor...