The Friday Five: Friday Night Lights

Friday, 03.29.2013 / 5:57 PM

The Madhouse on Madison is known for its energy and, well, madness. The Blackhawks continue to give the standing room-only crowds at the United Center plenty of action and suspense, and lots of "Chelsea Dagger," especially on Friday nights. In the three Friday games they've played at home this season, the Blackhawks have outscored their opponents 10-5!

With tonight's matchup in mind, here's a list of the top five moments that have taken place under the Friday Night Lights at the United Center.

1. Marcus Kruger's follow-up wrister against San Jose on Feb. 15

Kruger won the team's Championship Belt after finishing the night with 2 points (1G, 1A) and a +2 plus/minus rating. The 22-year-old also earned First Star of the Game honors.

2. Brandon Saad's shorthanded tally against San Jose on Feb. 22

The rookie's shorthanded goal early in the third period - and with 3 seconds left on a San Jose power play - snapped a 1-1 tie and stood up as the game-winner. The Blackhawks set an NHL record for the best start to a season, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to give them at least one point in their first 17 games.

3. Ray Emery's sprawling save against Columbus on March 1

Cam Atkinson had a golden chance in front, but failed to lift his shot over the pad of Emery. Razor kept the Blackhawks within one goal of the Blue Jackets and made 26 saves overall to win his fourth straight start and improve to 7-0.

4. Bryan Bickell's breakaway against Columbus on March 1

Patrick Sharp knotted the score at 3-3, and less than a minute later, Bickell put Chicago ahead 3-2 on a 2-on-1 break with Viktor Stalberg. Bickell's performance at the Madhouse on March 1 earned him the Championship Belt.

5. Brent Seabrook's overtime winner against Columbus on March 1

The point streak continued after the Blackhawks moved into extra time, but when Jonathan Toews carried the puck down left wing and dished a cross-ice pass, Seabrook was there to put the puck away. Chicago put the game in the win column and extended their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 21 games.

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