--G Nikolai Khabibulin returned as the starter in goal after Cristobal Huet played in the previous game, a 6-5 overtime loss to San Jose. It was Khabibulin's 10th start. Huet has started seven times.
--D Brent Sopel, a minus player the last two games after sitting out two with an undisclosed injury, was scratched in favor of Matt Walker. Craig Adams also sat out.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "Going on the road is fun. It's when the guys are guys and you can just worry about hockey. There's a lot of laughter. It's really cool." -- LW Patrick Kane, looking ahead to the team's stretch of six straight road games.