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

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

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks look to snap a six-game losing streak tonight when they welcome the Dallas Stars into the United Center. Pat Foley will be joined by his old broadcast partner Dale Tallon for tonight’s TV broadcast. Charlie Roumeliotis shared this hilarious moment from the days when Foley and Tallon were paired together:

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720 AM, TUDN 1200 AM (Spanish)

Expected Lineups

Blackhawks – 24-36-11 (59)

Kurashev – Toews – Kane
DeBrincat – Strome – Raddysh
Reichel – Dach Lafferty
Entwistle – R. Johnson – Borgström

Vlasic – S. Jones
de Haan – Gustafsson
Stillman – McCabe


Stars – 40-27-4 (84)

Robertson – Hintz – Pavelski
Benn – Seguin – Studenic
Peterson Namestinkov Radulov
Raffl – Faksa – Glendening

Suter – Heiskanen
Lindell – Klingberg
Hanley – Hakanpaa


Injury Report


Connor Murphy (LTIR – Concussion)
Jujhar Khaira (LTIR – Back)


Braden Holtby (LTIR – lower body)

What To Watch For

•   The Blackhawks have dropped both of their previous meetings with the Stars this season, with both needing extra time to decide an outcome. The Stars topped the Hawks 4-3 in overtime on December 18 and then again in the shootout on February 18. That February 18 game went to the shootout knotted up at zero. Alex DeBrincat scored a goal vs. Dallas on December 18, and his 11 career tallies against the Stars are his second-most against any opponent.

•   Dylan Strome’s scored his 20th goal of the season on Sunday against the Coyotes, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the second time in his career. He scored 20 goals when he split the season between Arizona and Chicago during the 2018-19 campaign. This season, Strome is the third Blackhawk to hit the 20-goal mark, joining Alex DeBrincat (39) and Patrick Kane (22).

•   Kevin Lankinen gets the start between the pipes tonight after stopping 29 of 31 shots against the Kraken on Thursday. Lankinen has a .924 save percentage over his last two appearances. Lankinen owns a 3.55 GAA, and a .890 save percentage in 23 games (21 starts) this season.

•   Dallas’ Jason Robertson leads the NHL with nine game-winning goals this season. In his second full season with the Stars, Robertson leads the club in goals (32) and ranks second in points (65) in 63 games.

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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