Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs. Blues (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs. Blues (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blues come into Chicago riding a three-game win streak, but they’re still three points back of the Blackhawks and are 3-7-0 in their last 10. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are 4-3-1 on home ice and are 3-4-3 in their last 10. We’ll get a chance to reminisce about the good ol’ days with Brandon Saad and Nick Leddy wearing the wrong jerseys tonight as well. As a reminder, tonight’s game starts an hour earlier than most home contests and it’s nationally televised on TNT.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV: TNT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

Jack Johnson — Caleb Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Filip Roos — Jake McCabe

🥅 Arvid Söderblom

St. Louis Blues

Pavel Buchnevich – Robert Thomas – Vlad Tarasenko
Brandon Saad – Ryan O’Reilly – Josh Leivo
Ivan Barbashev – Brayden Schenn – Jordan Kyrou
Nikita Alexandrov – Noel Acciari – Tyler Pitlick

Nick Leddy – Colton Parayko
Torey Krug – Justin Faulk
Calle Rosen – Niko Mikkola

🥅 Jordan Binnington

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Tyler JohnsonSeth Jones and Alex Stalock are on IR. Jason Dickinson was sick over the weekend and was at the morning skate but is still gaining strength back so he stays out.

St. Louis Blues

Defensemen Marco Scandella and Scott Perunovich are on LTIR. Robert Bortuzzo and Logan Brown are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • A strange stat I didn’t expect when doing some digging for tonight’s game: since he was traded to St. Louis before the 2018-19 season, Ryan O’Reilly has zero (0) points and is minus-two in seven games at the United Center. He has won 58.6 percent of his faceoffs, however.
  • Over the same stretch of time, Jonathan Toews has four points in six games against the Blues but has won just 48.9 percent of his faceoffs.
  • Since the start of their careers, Patrick Kane and Toews lead all Blackhawks skaters in point production against the Blues in Chicago. Kane has 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists) in 35 games and Toews has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 31 home games against St. Louis.

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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