Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Rangers (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Rangers (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have won one game since Nov. 12. It was at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 3, a dominant 5-2 win against the team that visits the United Center this evening. If you think that one doesn’t burn the Rangers still, the fact they’re fourth in the Metropolitan and have been hot lately (six-game win streak) means they’ll want payback. Thankfully, Ryan Reaves isn’t there any more.

Oh, and one more thing…

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

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

🥅 Arvid Söderblom

New York Rangers

Artemi Panarin – Mika Zibanejad – Barclay Goodrow
Alexis Lafreniere – Filip Chytil – Kaapo Kakko
Chris Kreider – Vince Trocheck – Jimmy Vesey
Viltali Kravtsov – Jonny Brodzinski – Sammy Blais

Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba
Ben Harpur – Braden Schneider

🥅 Igor Shesterkin

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Alex Stalock is now the only guy left on IR.

New York Rangers


What to Watch For

  • In the month of December, Jonathan Toews has won two-thirds of his faceoffs (72 of 108 — 66.7 percent). That’s good for second in the NHL among skaters who have taken at least 50 faceoffs (John Tavares is at 69.5 percent).
  • The Rangers played in Philly on Saturday night so maybe the Blackhawks getting them in the back-end of a back-to-back could help?
  • When the Blackhawks beat the Rangers on Dec. 3, Max Domi (2 goals, 1 assist) and Patrick Kane (1 goal, 2 assists) had six points and eight shots on net combined.
  • This game being on ESPN means we’ll likely hear about how good it would be for the Rangers if Kane and Artemi Panarin were reunited later this season.

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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