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

A rematch with the Boston Bruins looms this evening with the Blackhawks looking for revenge after dropping a heartbreaker to the Bruins at the TD Garden last week. Boston scored the game-winning goal with just 17 seconds left in the third period in that game. Brandon Hagel had two goals against the Bruins.

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 (22-30-8)

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

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

Fleury

Bruins (36-18-5)

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

Reilly – McAvoy
Grzelcyk – Carlo
Forbort – Clifton

Ullmark
Swayman

Injury Report

Blackhawks:

Connor Murphy (Concussion)
Tyler Johnson (Concussion)
Jujhar Khaira (IR – Back)

Bruins:

Urho Vaakinainen (IR – Undisclosed)
Jakub Zboril (IR – ACL)

What To Watch For

•   Patrick Kane has 10 points in his last three contests (1G, 9A), and his linemates Dylan Strome (6) and Alex DeBrincat (6) have a combined 12 points over their last three games. Strome has four goals and two assists, and DeBrincat has two goals and four assists.

•   Patrick Kane’s recent scoring wave has him at 68 points on the season. Kane needs just two points to record his 10th season with 70-plus points. Kane has logged 70-plus points in five of the last six seasons, missing that threshold by just four points last year in the shortened (56 games) season

•   Brandon Hagel scored two goals against the Boston Bruins in a losing effort last Thursday night in Boston. Hagel has logged six points (three goals, three assists) in his last four games for the Blackhawks.

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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