If things look odd/weird/underwhelming on the ice tonight in Boston, it’s because the Blackhawks will be wearing their dark reverse retro jerseys on the road and Boston will be wearing their predominantly white reverse retros at home. One thing that should help the Blackhawks look better on the ice (hopefully, especially on the power play) will be Ian Mitchell making his NHL debut for the season tonight. It’s a good bet for Patrick Kane to pick up a point on his birthday, too.
Puck Drop: 6:00 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago, NHL Network
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Andreas Athanasiou — Max Domi — Patrick Kane 🎂
Philipp Kurashev — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
MacKenzie Entwistle — Jason Dickinson— Sam Lafferty
Colin Blackwell — Jujhar Khaira — Reese Johnson
Jack Johnson — Jake McCabe
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Filip Roos — Ian Mitchell
🥅 Petr Mrazek
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall – David Krejci – David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic – Charlie Coyle – Pavel Zacha
Nick Foligno – Tomas Nosek – AJ Green
Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm – Connor Clifton
Anton Strålman – Brandon Carlo
🥅 Jeremy Swayman
Tyler Johnson, Seth Jones and Alex Stalock are still on IR.
Derek Forbort is on IR.
What to Watch For
- The Bruins are undefeated on home ice to start this season. The Blackhawks are sliding the wrong direction.
- The Bruins allow the fewest goals to game in the NHL. The Blackhawks are second-to-last offensively in the entire NHL.
- The Blackhawks are the only team in the NHL better in the faceoff circle than the Bruins this season.
- I’m all-in to watch Toews-Bergeron tonight. Two of the all-time best in these two cities.