Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Oilers (9:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Oilers (9:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

Yeah, the Blackhawks get to finish off the “first half” of their season (ie the last game before the All-Star break) in Edmonton against an Oilers team that is sitting one point in front of Calgary in fourth in the Pacific Division. And the Oilers lost their last game, at home, in overtime to the… Columbus Blue Jackets. Does that mean they’re vulnerable? Sure. Does that mean they’ll likely have a little extra motivation to hang onto that four-seed in their division into the break? Absolutely.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 9:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Andreas Athanasiou — Jason Dickinson — Patrick Kane
Philipp Kurashev — Max Domi — Taylor Raddysh
Sam Lafferty — Jonathan Toews Luke Philp
Boris Katchouk — MacKenzie Entwistle — Reese Johnson

Jake McCabe — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — Connor Murphy
Ian Mitchell — Caleb Jones

🥅 Jaxson Stauber

Edmonton Oilers

Dylan Holloway – Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman
Evander Kane – Leon Draisaitl – Derek Ryan
Klim Kostin – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Mattias Janmark
Warren Foegele – Ryan McLeod – Jesse Puljujarvi

Darnell Nurse – Ceci
Brett Kulak – Tyson Barrie
Evan Broberg – Evan Bouchard

🥅 Stuart Skinner

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jarred TinordiJujhar Khaira and Tyler Johnson are on IR. Alex Stalock is still in concussion protocol.

Edmonton Oilers

Kailer Yamamoto, Oscar Klefbom, Mike Smith and Ryan Murray are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • Connor McDavid.
  • The Oilers won the first two meetings between these teams, both in Chicago, 6-5 in late-October and 5-4 on Nov. 30. Chicago has seen both of Edmonton’s netminders and scored well against them this season.

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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