Is it being a little too greedy to think the Hawks can go 6-0 on this road trip?
Wednesday's game in San Jose won't be easy, but the Sharks can be beat and the Hawks almost did it last week at the United Center. The Hawks led 5-4 going to the third period then took a couple dumb penalties and wound up losing 6-5.
It's on to Anaheim Friday and the Ducks aren't anywhere near as good as they were when they won the Stanley Cup.
The Hawks close the trip Saturday at Los Angeles against an improved, but nothing special Kings team.
The way Khabibulin is playing and the way the Hawks have shown they can score goals, there's not a game on the schedule they can't win.
It's almost a quarter of the way into the season and the Hawks are on pace to get more than 100 points. As long as the injuries don't start piling up there's no reason to think the Hawks can't keep the momentum going.
Nik to start
Joel Quenneville said Khabibulin would face the Sharks, putting him in line to start two of the next three games.
If the Hawks win Wednesday, I'd come right back with Khabibulin on Friday in Anaheim and give Huet the game Saturday in L.A.
The big guy will miss his third straight game Wednesday with his chest/ribs problem.
Quenneville hopes Byfuglien can play over the weekend, but there's no reason to push it.