Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Red Wings (7:30) — Home Opener Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Red Wings (7:30) — Home Opener Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

After three games on the road in four days, the Blackhawks had almost a full week off to enjoy themselves. They got a little extra time to bond in California before coming home and getting back to work on Tuesday.

Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde told us after their morning skate today that the Blackhawks’ more aggressive approach this year is noticeable to an opposing coach, so we’ve got that going for us. And, as always, you know what it’s about tonight.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks (1-2-0)

Andreas Athanasiou — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Tyler Johnson — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
Philipp Kurashev — Sam Lafferty — MacKenzie Entwistle
Colin Blackwell — Jujhar Khaira — Reese Johnson

Jack Johnson — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Jake McCabe — Caleb Jones

Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings (2-0-1)

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

McCabe was activated off IR and is skating tonight. Still no Boris Katchouk or Ian Mitchell.

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi (hand) is out 4-6 weeks. Jakub Vrana is out indefinitely (PAP).

What to Watch For

Since this might be the final home opener for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, we’re just going to leave you with this throwback. Kane made his United Center debut against… the Red Wings. And beat Dominik Hašek in the shootout. (Toews made his debut four days later.)

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Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab