Pre-Gamin': Blackhawks at Bruins (6:00) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Bruins (6:00) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

Yo, Boston, remember this?

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN+ (out-of-market)
Radio: WGN 720 AM, TUDN 1200 AM (Spanish)

Expected Lineups

Blackhawks (21-29-8)

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

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


Bruins (34-18-5)

Marchand – Bergeron – Debrusk
Hall – Haula – Pastrnak
Frederic Coyle Smith
Foligno – Nosek – Lazar

Reilly – McAvoy
Grzelcyk – Carlo
Forbort – Clifton


Injury Report


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


Urho Vaakinainen (IR – Undisclosed)
Matt Grzelcyk (Day-to-Day – Upper Body)

What To Watch For

•   The Bruins enter tonight’s contest, having won seven of their last nine contests and owners of the fourth seed in the Atlantic.

•  Derek King will need another top-line explosion against the Bruns tonight as they come into this one with the 5th lowest goals per game allowed (2.68). Linus Ullmark checks in tonight with a 17-9-2 record this season. The veteran netminder allows just 2.81 goals per contest and owns a .907 save percentage.

•   Patrick Kane, Dylan Strome, and Alex DeBrincat combined for five goals in an 8-3 drubbing of the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Patrick Kane logged a career-best six points and Dylan Strome recorded his second hat trick of the season with all three goals being assisted by Patrick Kane.

•   Since January 21 Dylan Strome is shooting 25 percent on 48 shots, the 10th best mark among skaters with 15 games and 20 shots in that span. Strome’s 12 goals since January 21 are tied for 11th with Sidney Crosby and Leon Draisaitl.

•   Patrick Kane has benefitted from Strome’s emergence, as well. Since January 21, Patrick Kane has 29 points (7th), 10 goals (21st), and 19 assists (5th).

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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