Here's a list of things you need to know, which we'll update throughout the day:
- Two of the three Selke Trophy finalists meet in Chicago Wednesday night. Pavel Datsyuk's Red Wings and Jonathan Toews' Blackhawks meet in Game 1 of their series (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET) just hours after the two centres were nominated as the league's best defensive forward.
- The oft-injured (but oft-clutch) Dave Bolland is excited to be back for his 'Hawks in Game 1.
- Meanwhile, the oft-injured Mikael Samuelsson will not be in the Red Wings lineup for Game 1.
- Here are the lines the Blackhawks ran in practice on Wednesday morning.
- The other Selke nominee, Boston's Patrice Bergeron, was back at practice with the rest of his Bruins teammates ahead of their Game 1 against the Rangers on Thursday.
- Bergeron might also have a fomer Rangers captain as a new linemate.
- With a depleted Bruins defensive corps, the team called up Torey Krug to fill in as Andrew Ference, Wade Redden and Dennis Seidenberg nurse injuries.