Ray Emery, who replaced Corey Crawford in the second period of Thursday's win at St. Louis -- when Crawford aggravated a prior upper body injury that sidelined him for four earlier games -- was back in the starting lineup Friday. With the win, Emery is now 9-0-0 this season, which is also the longest personal career winning streak for him.
Asked after the game if he has found himself in awe of what his team has done thus far this season, Quenneville smiled and said, "Once" before adding, "We're definitely pleased. We're very happy."
NOTES: Chicago's Hossa will play in his 1,000th career game Sunday. "It's wonderful for me to reach this milestone, and over the years I've played with so many great players, and I'm just glad I'm making this milestone and that have a few more left," Hossa said. "So many years have gone by so quick. I remember as an 18-year-old jumping into this league and, all of a sudden, I'm 34 with 1,000 games coming up. Time flies." ... The Hawks travel to Detroit to play the Red Wings on Sunday before returning to the United Center Tuesday and Wednesday for games vs. Minnesota and Colorado. ... The Blue Jackets' return home to play Colorado on Sunday, the start of nine home games in a 10-game stretch. ... Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Columbus goalie Steve Mason's last shutout (vs. San Jose). ... Chicago is now 36-28-8 all-time against the Blue Jackets. ... Friday's announced attendance was 21,828, the Hawks' 200th straight sellout. ... The Blackhawks announced Friday that they will honor broadcaster Pat Foley for his 30th season as the team's play-by-play voice at the April 19 home game vs. Nashville.