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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Kings (6:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have won six of seven. I know, right? What is going on here? The team we wondered about being too good to tank in October has returned in the new calendar year. With the trade deadline in less than six weeks, individual performances will influence the potential return the Blackhawks could get for players on the trade market. But we still don’t know who’s leaving — and when.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 PM CT
TV: NBCSN, NHL Network
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
Ian Mitchell — Caleb Jones

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Los Angeles Kings

Quentin Byfield – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Alex Iafallo – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala – Blake Lizotte – Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Brendan Lemieux – Rasmus Kupari – Samuel Fagemo

Michael Anderson – Drew Doughty
Sean Durzi – Matt Roy
Alex Edler – Sean Walker

🥅  Pheonix Copley

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

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

Los Angeles Kings

Trevor Moore, Carl Grunderstrom and Arthur Kaliyev are on IR.

What to Watch For

  •  Pheonix Copley had a Jordan Binnington-like performance last night in Nashville. He allowed two goals on the first three shots he faced and got pulled 39 seconds into the game. The Kings allowed three goals in the third period and lost 5-3 in Nashville.
  • The Kings (56 points) are clinging to the top wild card spot in the Western Conference and are one point behind the Oilers for third in the Pacific Division. But they’re 5-5-0 in their last ten and come to Chicago riding a three-game losing streak.
  • LA has been rumored to be hunting for a defenseman to help their back end. There might be a couple guys in read tonight who could help that situation.

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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