Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Bruins (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Bruins (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

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.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Chicago, NHL Network
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

Boston Bruins

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

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Tyler JohnsonSeth Jones and Alex Stalock are still on IR.

Boston Bruins

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.

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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