Pre-Gamin': Blackhawks vs. Ducks (7:30) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs. Ducks (7:30) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

The Ducks are in town tonight and Marc-André Fleury is in net. That recipe worked out well for the Blackhawks the last time Anaheim was in the building. Fleury pitched a 37-save shutout as the Hawks topped the Ducks 3-0.

Derek King is changing things up a bit tonight after going with the same exact lines for the last three games. King will have Kirby Dach on the wing tonight with Tyler Johnson centering the third line, and Alec Regula slots into the bottom blue line pairing against the Ducks. Gustafsson remains a scratch and Riley Stillman joins him.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN+ (out-of-market)
Radio: WGN 720 AM, TUDN 1200 AM (Spanish)

Expected Lineups

Blackhawks (20-29-8)

DeBrincat – Strome – Kane
Hagel – Toews – Dach
Kubalík – Johnson – Kurashev
Borgström – Carpenter – Lafferty

de Haan – S. Jones
McCabe – Murphy
C. Jones – Regula


Ducks (27-22-9)

Henrique – Steel – Terry
Milano – Zegras – Rakell
Comtois Lundestrom Silfverberg
Deslauriers – Carrick – Grant

Lindholm – Drysdale
Mahura – Fowler
Benoit – Shattenkirk


Injury Report


Reese Johnson (IR – Broken Clavicle)
Jujhar Khaira (LTIR – Back Spasms)


Ryan Getzlaf (Day-to-Day – Lower Body)
John Gibson (Day-to-Day – Upper Body)
Isac Lundestrom (Day-to-Day – Lower Body)
Josh Manson (IR – Finger)
Max Jones (IR – Pectoral)
Ryan Kesler (IR – Hip)

What To Watch For

•   Alex DeBrincat has three goals in his last three games and 32 on the season. DeBrincat’s 32 goals mark the third time in his five seasons with the Blackhawks that he’s scored 30 or more goals in a single season. The 24-year-old winger also has 17 assists on the year. DeBrincat needs just one point to log the third 50-plus point season of his career.

•  Marc-André Fleury stopped all 37 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on January 15. Fleury has allowed 16 goals in his last four games, so he’ll be looking to get back on track. Fleury is 17-20-4 with a .908 save percentage and 2.91 GAA for the Blackhawks this season.

•   Patrick Kane has logged nine points in his last five contests (5G, 4A), and his linemate Dylan Strome has five points in his previous three games (3G, 2A).

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.