Welcome back to the 21st century, Blackhawks. After playing their last preseason game against the Blues with no TV or radio broadcast (which they won 5-1), the Blackhawks are back on the airwaves tonight as they travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings for the second of two meetings between the rivals this preseason. Chicago lost the first meeting between the two in the preseason 5-4 in the shootout.
Puck Drop: 6:30 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM
DeBrincat – T. Johnson – Kane
Kubalík – Toews – Kurashev
Hardman – Borgström – Carpenter
Hagel – Gaudette – Entwistle
McCabe – S. Jones
de Haan – Murphy
C. Jones – Galvas
Red Wings (3-1-0)
The Red Wings skipped morning skate today, so no lines were provided.
Here is their lineup tonight:
Here’s the line ups for tonight’s Red Wings vs Chicago game. pic.twitter.com/y7Bo9Vangv
— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) October 4, 2021
What To Watch For
• This will be the second appearance for Marc-André Fleury in net for the Blackhawks . In his first action of the preseason, Fleury split time with Collin Delia, giving up two goals on 17 shots faced against the Blues on Friday. Tonight, Fleury will play the entire game behind a nearly “full-NHL” lineup for the Blackhawks.
• Speaking of which, this is the first time the Blackhawks will ice a lineup that is made of essentially all players who will/could play with the Blackhawks this season, outside of maybe Jakub Galvas and backup goalie Arvid Söderblom.
• Chicago seems pretty locked-in to start the season with that top line of Alex DeBrincat, Tyler Johnson, and Patrick Kane paired together. That has been the only forward line that has stuck together from day one of training camp. They are also paired together on the Blackhawks’ top powerplay unit so far through the preseason.
Get Caught Up …
Marc-Andre Fleury will play the whole game tonight for the Blackhawks.
— Tracey Myers (@Tramyers_NHL) October 4, 2021
Colliton on if Kane's nagging injury is affecting him:
"He seems like he’s strong and fresh and he looks good in practice. He’s going hard… He’s not going to go too crazy early [in camp], but he's got his eye on the first game and he’ll keep building."
— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 4, 2021
Kirby Dach talks about his first time playing in a Blackhawks game with younger brother Colton Saturday at the Blues. Colton had a first-period goal. pic.twitter.com/AdtWn1GuEi
— Phillip Thompson (@_phil_thompson) October 4, 2021
#Blackhawks assign Matej Chalupa, Cam Morrison and Chad Krys to AHL's Rockford IceHogs.
Training camp roster now stands at 46 players: 26 forwards, 15 defensemen and 5 goaltenders.
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) October 4, 2021
Here's Jeff Blashill on Bertuzzi and why he hasn't yet played this preseason: pic.twitter.com/3qMDv398fv
— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 4, 2021