Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Sabres (7:30 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Sabres (7:30 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

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.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 PM CT
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
Reese Johnson — MacKenzie Entwistle — Colin Blackwell

Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Isaak Phillips — Caleb Jones

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Buffalo Sabres

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

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jarred Tinordi and Jujhar Khaira are on IR. Alex Stalock is back in concussion protocol.

Buffalo Sabres


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).

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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