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The Chicago Blackhawks look to make history Tuesday night as they host the Vancouver Canucks. Should the Blackhawks win this game, they will tie the NHL record for the longest point streak to open a season. The current record of 16 games is held by the 2006-2007 Anaheim Ducks.

All indications are that long-time Chicago laughing target Roberto Luongo will not get the start tonight. It appears we have bruised his ego enough for one career. Cory Schneider will get the nod tonight. Schneider has been one of the most up-and-down goalies in the league this season. His GAA’s over his seven starts are as follows: 11.27, 1.85, 0.00, 4.00, 1.00, 1.01, 4.08. A lot of this can be attributed to some absolutely embarrassing defensive play in front of him.

Look for a newly invigorated Vancouver team, enjoying the energy of a returning Ryan Kesler. Despite their OT loss against the Blues on Sunday, the Canucks have been playing high quality hockey lately.

As always, look for everyone’s favorite “tough guy” Kevin Bieksa to try some of his trademarked pathetic chirping and then cower by the refs once he gets the attention of one of the bigger guys.

Alex Burrows is still a tool.

Brent Seabrook will be out with a “lower-body soreness.” That’s the most delicate description of a 100 mph puck to the balls I’ve ever heard. For those who were not watching, Seabrook took a vicious shot to the cookies against Los Angeles. He came back into the game, but was visibly wincing after the game ended. Seabrook’s absense will definitely not help the Blackhawks, who have had a rough time matching their opponents’ physicality this season, with a league-lowest 214 hits. Seabrook has 24 of those. Joel Quenneville told the media that he expects Seabrook back any day.

Quenneville did not tell the media who would be taking Seabrook’s place tonight alongside Keith, but he did indicate that he does not plan on breaking up the pairing of Johnny Oduya and Niklas Hjalmarssson.

Corey Crawford is still out with his mysterious “upper-body injury,” but Joel Quenneville indicated this morning that he is making progress and is still day-to-day. As such, Ray Emery will get the start tonight. His numbers have been impressive as of late and will need to continue to be against a high-powered Vancouver offense.

Joel Quenneville told the media that Daniel Carcillo is ready to return to action and will do so sometime during the homestand, but not tonight. Brandon Bollig will be playing on the fourth line tonight.

The Canucks are 6-1-1 in their last eight. The Blackhawks are 6-0-2 in their last eight. If you think for a second that Vancouver doesn’t know Chicago is going for the record tonight, you are delusional. It’s going to be an intense game as it usually is between Chicago and Vancouver. However, this time there is something big on the line: history.