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

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

Chicago Blackhawks

Ticket sales indicate that it will be a packed house in Ottawa as Anton Forsberg and the Senators welcome the Chicago Blackhawks into town for Hockey Night in Canada. Patrick Kane is on the prowl for the sole possession of the second spot on the Chicago Blackhawks’ all-time scoring list tonight.

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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 (21-30-8)

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

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

Lankinen

Senators (21-31-5)

Tkachuk – Norris – C. Brown
Formenton – Stützle – Gaudette
Paul White Sanford
Kelly – Gambrell – Watson

Chabot – Zub
Holden – Zaitsev
Brannstrom – J. Brown

Forsberg
Gustavsson

Injury Report

Blackhawks:

Jujhar Khaira (LTIR – Back Spasms)

Senators:

Drake Batherson (IR – Ankle)
Shane Pinto (IR – Shoulder)

What To Watch For

•   The Blackhawks will see their old friend, Adam Gaudette, when they play the Senators on Saturday evening. Gaudette was claimed by Ottawa on waivers on November 27 and has logged 12 points (4G, 8A) in 26 games with the Senators.

•   Patrick Kane is white-hot entering tonight’s contest with 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his last five games, and Kane can pass Bobby Hull for sole possession of second place on the Blackhawks’ all-time points list with a point tonight against the Senators.

•   Dylan Strome has six goals in his last five games, and Alex DeBrincat has five goals in his previous five games.

•   The Blackhawks will see another old friend tonight in Anton Forsberg. The Sens goaltender played 35 games for the Blackhawks during the 2017-18 season and spent the 2018-19 season in Rockford before trading Forsberg and Gustav Forsling for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela in 2019. Forsberg came to Chicago in the Artemi Panarin trade in 2017. Forsberg is 13-10-2 with a 2.70 GAA and .921 save percentage for the Sens this season.

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.