Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Wild (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Wild (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

After another loss on home ice last night, the Blackhawks avoided the snow in Chicago and headed to Minnesota (not much better) to face the Wild tonight. One injury of note: Tyler Johnson‘s ankle was sore, according to head coach Luke Richardson, and he’s out for tonight’s game. Reese Johnson is back in.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM CT
TV: ESPN+, Hulu
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

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

🥅 Arvid Söderblom

Minnesota Wild

Kirill Kaprisov – Sam Steel – Mats Zuccarello
Jordan Greenway – Joel Eriksson Ek – Marcus Foligno
Matthew Boldy – Frederick Gaudreau – Samuel Walker
Mason Shaw – Connor Dewar – Ryan Reaves

Jacob Middleton – Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin – Matt Dumba
Jon Merrill – Calen Addison

🥅  Marc-André Fleury

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Alex Stalock is now the only guy left on IR. Tyler Johnson is a somewhat-healthy scratch.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman and Brandon Duhaime are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • Minnesota comes in riding a three-game win streak and winners of seven of their last ten. The Blackhawks have won once since beating Anaheim on Nov. 12…
  • Jonathan Toews won 15 of 18 faceoffs when the Blackhawks faced the Wild on Oct. 30.
  • The Wild added Ryan Reaves via trade from the Rangers since the last time the two teams played. So keep your heads up, Blackhawks!

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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