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Up next for Kings: Chicago Blackhawks

A preview of Sunday's game between the Kings and Blackhawks.

March 22, 2009|Billy Witz

AT CHICAGO

Time: noon PDT.

On the air: TV: none; Radio: 1150.

Where: United Center.

Records: Kings 30-31-10, Blackhawks 37-22-11.

Record vs. Blackhawks: 2-1.

Update: The Kings are seven points out of the final playoff berth with 11 games left, so just staying alive in the chase probably requires a victory. Center Michael Handzus has three goals and two assists in his last five games. Justin Williams, who was acquired at the trading deadline, made his debut in Friday's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh after being sidelined by a hand injury. His turnover led to one goal. Defenseman Denis Gauthier is out because of an upper-body injury. The Blackhawks have won only three of their last 10 games and now sit fifth in the Western Conference.

-- Billy Witz

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