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Now is the time for the Blackhawks to make hay at home. After their extended circus trip in November, they’re still at a deficit in home games, as they play their 15th home game in 32 contests tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. They’ve actually won more games on the road (ten) than at home (nine). Yet they’re about to play the next seven of eight, 11 of 13, and 14 of 17 at the United Center, giving them a chance to retake the league lead in points—if they perform up to expectations at home, which for all their success has been a problem.