Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Stars (7:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Stars (7:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

This is one of the tougher stretches on the calendar for the Blackhawks, getting Boston, Pittsburgh and now Dallas in a row. Dallas has been one of the best teams in the entire NHL in November (6-2-2) and are in first place in the Central Division. Their +21 goal differential ranks second in the Western Conference and they’re 5-2-1 at home. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, have lost their last four straight… but get Seth Jones back in the lineup.

Broadcast Info

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

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

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

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Dallas Stars

Jason Robertson – Roope Hintz – Joe Pavelski
Mason Marchment – Jamie Benn – Tyler Seguin
Denis Gurianov – Wyatt Johnston – Ty Dellandrea
Joel Kiviranta – Radek Faksa – Luke Glendening

Miro Heiskanen – Colin Miller
Ryan Suter – Nils Lundqvist
Esa Lindell – Jani Hakanpää

🥅 Jake Oettinger

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Tyler Johnson and Alex Stalock are still on IR.

Dallas Stars

None

What to Watch For

  • Jonathan Toews needs one assist to reach 500 in his career.
  • Toews (260) is one even-strength goal from tying Denis Savard for fourth in Blackhawks franchise history.
  • This will mark the second time three games the Blackhawks will face one of the other two teams in the NHL’s top three in faceoff percentage. They faced Boston (second) on Saturday and Dallas comes into tonight’s game ranked third.
  • Six different Dallas Stars have taken at least 121 faceoffs this season and all of them except Roope Hintz (49.6) is better than 52 percent at the dot.
  • As you can see above, Dallas ranks in the top ten in every team statistical category. They’re rolling.
  • Jason Robertson comes into the game riding a 12-game point streak. He has 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) during the streak.
  • In their last game against the Avalanche, Jamie Benn took a tough right hook to the chops from Josh Manson.

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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