Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Minnesota at Chicago, 16 December 2014
Tonight, Chicago defends the Conference III Belt against Minnesota. The Wild held the Belt for 51 days to start the season. They’ll try to end Chicago’s run that began earlier this month.
|Minnesota Wild||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo||Coach||Joel “The Thrill” Quenneville|
|Zach “The Judgement” Parise (23)||Points Leader||Patrick “Mr Patty Kane” Kane (29)|
|“El” Nino Niederreiter (13)||Goals Leader||Kane (14)|
|Darcy “Mr Darcy” Kuemper (unconfirmed)||Goaltender||Scott “Oh My” Darling (unconfirmed)|
|None (yet)||Threero||Bryan “Bingo” Bickell and Michal “Big Rozie” Rozsival|
|Christian “Rollin'” Folin||Rookie To Watch||Joakim “Luxury” Nordstrom|
|2||Title Belts Won||4|
|2-2 as Challenger, 6-2 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||5-3 as Champion, 4-3 as Challenger|
They’ll drop it at 7:30 inside the United Center as the blistering hot Blackhawks look to hang on to the strap against a team that was a fighting champion for much of the first two months or so of the season.
If Chicago is successful in defense, they’ll next put up the strap a week from today against Winnipeg. If Minnesota takes the belt back, they’ll defend against Nashville December 20.