Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Golden Knights (7:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

The Vegas Golden Knights come to town tonight as two old pals Luke Richardson and Bruce Cassidy square off on opposite benches tonight at the United Center.

If you missed it earlier, Richardson and Cassidy have a couple of friends in town tonight, and one of them is going to be making a life-saving gesture for another friend in the near future.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 PM CT
TV: NBCSN
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

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

🥅 Arvid Söderblom

Vegas Golden Knights

Paul Cotter — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Mike Amadio — Jake Leschyshyn — Phil Kessel
Will Carrier — Nicholas Roy — Keegan Kolesar

Nicholas Hague — Alec Martinez
Brayden McNabb — Danil Miromanov
Ben Hutton — Brayden Pachal

🥅 Logan Thompson

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Alex Stalock is now the only guy left on IR. 

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights have a pretty lengthy injury report right now that includes Jack Eichel (phew! but also crappy for my fantasy hockey team), Alex Pietrangelo, and Shea Theodore among others. Check out the full injury report here.

What to Watch For

  • Despite the Golden Knights coming into town pretty banged up and without Jack Eichel among others, Vegas has been one of the better teams in the league this season. Vegas is fourth in points (43) and leads the Pacific Division.
  • Vegas’ power play ranks 12th in the NHL, scoring at a 23.6 percent clip while the Blackhawks PK unit is near the bottom of the league at 25th, allowing 73.3 percent of opponents man-advantages to be cashed in upon.
  • The Blackhawks are 3-2-2 against the Golden Knights since the start of the 2019-20 season and have taken points in each of their last three games against Vegas at the United Center. Patrick Kane has 11 career points against Vegas.
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    Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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