Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Capitals (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Capitals (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

The eyes of a national television audience will be on Alexander Ovechkin as he tries to come up with three goals to become the third player in NHL history to score 800. It would be pretty cool to see that in person tonight. I’ll be there.

As a reminder, Andreas Athanasiou won’t be with the team tonight because of a family funeral. So the lines are getting tossed into the blender. Petr Mrazek will return to the blue paint and Tyler Johnson will be active for the first time in 20 games, however. So we’ve got that going for us… which is nice.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 8:00 PM CT
TV: ESPN
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

Jack Johnson — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Jake McCabe — Ian Mitchell

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Washington Capitals

Alexander Ovechkin – Dylan Strome – Conor Sheary
Sonny Milano – Evgeny Kuznetsov – TJ Oshie
Marcus Johansson – Lars Eller – Anthony Mantha
Aliaksei Protas – Nik Dowd – Garnet Hathaway

Dmitry Orlov – John Carlson
Trevor van Riemsdyk – Nick Jensen
Erik Gustafsson – Matt Irwin

🥅 Charlie Lindgren

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Alex Stalock is now the only guy left on IR. Caleb Jones (hip) still isn’t quite there so he’s out of the lineup still.

Washington Capitals

Nicklas Bäckström, Connor Brown, Tom Wilson, Martin Fehérváry, Darcy Kuemper, Alexander Alexeyev, and Carl Hagelin are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • Will Alexander Ovechkin score three times to reach 800 on ESPN?

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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