Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Red Wings (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Red Wings (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

After stealing two points from the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, the Chicago Blackhawks look to make it three wins in-a-row tonight. And if they’re are able to get that win, it’ll tie their longest win-streak of the season! Yahoo!

Kevin Lankinen will get the start in net for the Blackhawks tonight, where he holds a 6-2-3 record in his previous 11 starts this season (.925 save percentage and a 2.49 GAA). Lankinen also leads all rookie goaltenders in wins and save percentage this season.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:30 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM, TUDN 1200 AM

Expected Lineups

Blackhawks (8-5-4, 20 pts)

DeBrincat – Suter – Kane
Hagel – Strome – Kubalík
Janmark – Söderberg – Kurashev
Carpenter – Kämpf

Keith – Mitchell
de Haan – Carlsson
Zadorov – Beaudin


Red Wings (4-10-3, 11 pts)

Zadina – Larkin – Brome
Ryan – Fabbri – Mantha
Filppula – Namestnikov – Gagner
Nielsen – Glendening – Erne

Merrill – Hronek
Staal – Stecher
Nemeth – Djoos


Injury Report


Brent Seabrook (IR – Lower Back)
Zack Smith (IR – Back)
Andrew Shaw (IR – Concussion)
Kirby Dach (LTIR  – Wrist)
Alex Nylander (LTIR  – Knee)
Jonathan Toews (LTIR – Illness)
Connor Murphy (Day-to-day – Hip)

Red Wings:

Henrik Zetterberg (IR – Retired)
Darren Helm (Day-to-day – Lower Body)
Tyler Bertuzzi (Day-to-day – Upper Body)

What To Watch For

•   The Blackhawks need to get off to a good start tonight. While they were able to hold a 2-1 lead over the Red Wings after the first period last night, they were thoroughly out-played and it translated through the rest of the game until finding the overtime winner. If they can come out and control the action early on, they’ll hopefully find themselves with another two point night without needing extra time. Chicago has won their last four games that have gone to overtime and are 4-4 in extra time this season, leading the NHL with eight games that have gone to overtime or the shootout.

•   Brandon Hagel is getting his first career NHL goal tonight. Book it.

•   The Blackhawks have out-scored the Red Wings 13-5 in three games so far this year.

Betting Odds

The Blackhawks are -1.5 point favorites against the Red Wings tonight, and find themselves at -140 on the moneyline according to the DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook. You can go right here to sign up and make a bet.

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Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.