Who’s ready for a Saturday matinee? The Blackhawks finished off a long stretch of games every other day with a road test against a division foe in Winnipeg this afternoon. The game starts at 2 PM CT, so make sure you’re awake and done raking leaves in time to catch the drop of the puck. If the Jets look a little different than usual, it’s because they’re wearing their Reverse Retro jerseys today. Will the Blackhawks be in theirs?
Puck Drop: 2:00 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Chicago Blackhawks (5-4-2; 12 points)
Andreas Athanasiou — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
MacKenzie Entwistle — Jason Dickinson — Sam Lafferty
Boris Katchouk — Jujhar Khaira — Reese Johnson
Jake McCabe — Jack Johnson
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Alec Regula — Caleb Jones
Winnipeg Jets (6-3-1; 13 points)
Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Mason Appleton
Cole Perfetti — Pierre-Luc Dubois — Blake Wheeler
Saku Mäenalanen — Adam Lowry — Sam Gagner
Dominic Toninato — David Gustafsson — Axel Jonsson-Fjällby
Josh Morrissey — Neal Pionk
Brenden Dillon — Nate Schmidt
Dylan Samberg — Dylan DeMelo
Still no Petr Mrazek (groin), Tyler Johnson (ankle), Seth Jones (thumb) or Alex Stalock (concussion).
Nikolaj Ehlers is on IR.
What to Watch For
- Jonathan Toews has a seven-game point streak in which he has scored five goals with two assists. He needs three assists to reach 500 in his career.
- Toews, who is from Winnipeg, has 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 37 games against the Jets in his career.
- Alec Regula is drawing into the lineup in place of Filip Roos.
- The Jets are one point ahead of the Blackhawks in… second place in the Central Division entering Saturday’s game. You probably could have made good money on that idea if you had bet on it back in September…