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

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

Chicago Blackhawks

Happy 2023, Blackhawks fans! We get to celebrate New Year’s Day with the Blackhawks playing a bad team in the second-half of a back-to-back. What a time to be alive!

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 PM CT
TV: NBCSN
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Tyler Johnson — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
Andreas Athanasiou — Jason Dickinson — Sam Lafferty
Boris Katchouk — Reese Johnson — Colin Blackwell

Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Isaak Phillips — Connor Murphy
Jack Johnson — Ian Mitchell

🥅 Petr Mrazek

San Jose Sharks

Timo Meier – Logan Couture – Alexander Barbanov
Matt Nieto – Tomas Hertl – Kevin Lebanc
Nick Bonino – Nico Sturm – Evgeny Svechnikov
Oskar Lindblom – Steven Lorentz – Jonah Gadjovich

Jaycob Megna – Erik Karlsson
Marc-Édouard Vlasic – Radim Simek
Matthew Benning – Mario Ferraro

🥅 Kaapo Kähkönen

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jarred Tinordi is on IR.

San Jose Sharks

Luke Kunin is on IR.

What to Watch For

  • The Blackhawks have a chance to start the new year with a win. They finished 2022 going 4-20-2 after the start of November. Four wins in two months. Not ideal.
  • In the month of December, the Sharks (3.27) average twice as many goals per game as the Blackhawks (1.62), who were dead last in the NHL in the final month of 2022.
  • The Blackhawks ranked 28th in the NHL in goals against per game in December (3.77). The good news: San Jose was dead last in goals against (4.17). So… yeah, still don’t bet the over.

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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