First things first: this is the second half of a national television schedule on TNT, so expect puck drop to be closer to 9 PM CT than the slated 8:30 jump. This is a significant test for the Blackhawks who are going to be without Sam Lafferty and Jarred Tinordi, a couple players who have established themselves as important defensive players this season. The Oilers are rolling and the Blackhawks are… not.
Puck Drop: 8:30 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Andreas Athanasiou — Jonathan Toews — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Max Domi — Taylor Raddysh
Jujhar Khaira — Jason Dickinson— Colin Blackwell
Boris Katchouk — MacKenzie Entwistle — Reese Johnson
Jack Johnson — Seth Jones
Filip Roos — Connor Murphy
Jake McCabe — Caleb Jones
🥅 Petr Mrazek
Leon Draisaitl – Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman
Mattias Janmark – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jesse Puljujärvi
Tyler Benson – Devin Shore – Derek Ryan
Dylan Holloway – Brad Malone – James Hamblin
Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci
Brett Kulak – Tyson Barrie
Philip Broberg – Evan Bouchard
🥅 Stuart Skinner
Tyler Johnson and Alex Stalock are still on IR. Sam Lafferty (back) and Jarred Tinordi (hip) remain out as well.
Evander Kane is on LTIR. As are Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan McLeod, Oscar Klefbom and Mike (I’m not retired yet) Smith.
What to Watch For
- Connor McDavid
- Leon Draisaitl
- Kane and Toews will be on the same line. Will that generate more offense? How will Max Domi work with the second line guys? We’ll find out tonight.