The Buffalo Sabres (remember: Patrick Kane‘s hometown team) visits the United Center tonight after losing to the Florida Panthers with a flat effort on their home ice yesterday. The Blackhawks know the feeling; they’re trying to move past their debacle on home ice on Saturday night against Seattle. So two teams coming in after bad losses. Something has to give.
Puck Drop: 7:30 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Tyler Johnson — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
Andreas Athanasiou — Jason Dickinson — Sam Lafferty
Reese Johnson — MacKenzie Entwistle — Colin Blackwell
Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Isaak Phillips — Caleb Jones
🥅 Petr Mrazek
Jeff Skinner – Tage Thompson – Alex Tuch
JJ Peterka – Dylan Cozens – Jack Quinn
Casey Mittlestadt – Tyson Jost – Victor Olofsson
Peyton Krebs – Zemgus Girgensons – Kyle Okposo
Mattias Samuelsson – Rasmus Dahlin
Owen Power – Henri Jokiharju
Jacob Bryson – Ilya Lyubushkin
🥅 Craig Anderson
Jarred Tinordi and Jujhar Khaira are on IR. Alex Stalock is back in concussion protocol.
What to Watch For
- The Sabres hosted the Florida Panthers in a matinee on Monday, so they had a little extra time for travel but are still playing the back-end of a back-to-back.
- Patrick Kane has scored 11 goals with 14 assists in 21 career games against his hometown Sabres.
- Tage Thompson’s 31 goals are third in the NHL. He’s a beast.
- The Sabres are dead last in the NHL in team faceoff percentage (45.1). The Blackhawks are first overall (56.4).