Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Flames (8:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
The Blackhawks will look to shake off their underwhelming performance in Vancouver tonight against a Flames team that is trying to fight its way into the playoff race. Calgary has won their last two games but are 5-3-2 in their last 10 and are now three points behind Edmonton (with one game in-hand) for fourth in the Pacific. This game means a lot to the Flames; a loss would benefit the Blackhawks in the Connor Bedard Sweepstakes.
Puck Drop: 8:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Andreas Athanasiou — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Jonathan Toews — Taylor Raddysh
Jason Dickinson — Sam Lafferty — Luke Philp
Reese Johnson — MacKenzie Entwistle — Colin Blackwell
Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Ian Mitchell — Caleb Jones
🥅 Jaxson Stauber
Dillon Dube – Elias Lindholm – Tyler Toffoli
Milan Lucic – Nazem Kadri – Jonathan Huberdeau
Andrew Mangiapane – Mikael Backlund – Blake Coleman
Jakob Pelletier – Trevor Lewis – Walker Duehr
Noah Hanifin – Rasmus Andersson
Nikita Zadorov – MacKenzie Weegar
Connor Mackey – MIchael Stone
🥅 Jacob Markstrom
Jarred Tinordi, Jujhar Khaira and Tyler Johnson are on IR. Alex Stalock is still in concussion protocol.
Chris Tanev is banged up. Brett Ritchie and Oliver Kylington are on IR.
What to Watch For
- Can the Blackhawks generate any offense? Especially in the first period? They’ve struggled to get to double digits in shots on net in a period for a while now, and the differential in Vancouver against a bad Canucks team was ridiculous.
- Patrick Kane has 56 points (24 goals, 32 assists) in 46 career games against the Flames. That’s his second-highest point-per-game rate (1.22) against any NHL team (56 points in 45 games against Arizona).
- Jaxson Stauber makes his second career NHL start tonight.