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The NHL took a brief hiatus from play Monday night as the country celebrated Halloween.
 
As the league returns to action today, a 12-game slate awaits hockey fans tonight including the Blackhawks at home against Calgary and the Blues on the road at Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers.
 
The Flames downed Chicago 3-2 in a shootout last week in Calgary.
 
At 5-3-1, the Blackhawks are off back-to-back wins, their latest a 3-0 shutout of the Kings Sunday.
 
The Blues beat the Rangers in St. Louis early in October, but the Rangers have hit their stride in recent weeks, averaging a league-best 3.89 goals per game. The balance has been there too, with seven players scoring at least three goals.
The Blues have just four players with at least three goals.
 
The offense has dried up for the Blues with three goals over their past three games, but one was enough in a shutout victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Goaltender Jake Allen made 27 saves. 
 
Puck drops in New York tonight at 7 ET and in Chicago at 7:30 CT.

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