Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Maple Leafs (5:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Maple Leafs (5:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

Four days ago, the Blackhawks wandered into Toronto and played a completely flat game. They got their lunches handed to them. After three games in four days in Canada this past week, the team did not practice on Saturday and will not have a morning skate on Sunday; the earlier start time at the United Center made that likely. We’ll see if the Blackhawks can carry some momentum over from their OT win in Ottawa. Oh, and the Hawks will be wearing white at home tonight.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 5:00 PM CT
TV: Hulu, ESPN+
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Philipp Kurashev — Max Domi — Patrick Kane
Tyler Johnson — Cole Guttman — Taylor Raddysh
Jason Dickinson — Sam Lafferty — Andreas Athanasiou
Boris Katchouk — Reese Johnson — Colin Blackwell

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

🥅 Jaxson Stauber

Toronto Maple Leafs

Michael Bunting – Auston Matthews – William Nylander
John Tavares – Ryan O’Reilly – Mitchell Marner
Pierre Engvall – David Kampf – Calle Jarnkrok
Zach Aston Reese – Noel Acciari – Alex Kerfoot

Morgan Rielly – TJ Brodie
Mark Giordano – Timothy Liljegren
Conor Timmins – Justin Holl

🥅 Ilya Samsonov

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews, Jarred Tinordi, Alex Stalock and Jujhar Khaira is on IR. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Matt Murray is on IR. Jake Muzzin, Nick Robertson and Victor Mete are on LTIR.

What to Watch For

  • The Blackhawks have three remaining home games before the trade deadline. After finding his scoring touch for two goals in Ottawa, will Patrick Kane have a better performance than he did in Toronto (which led to Canadian media asking if he was worth a trade)?
  • When these teams played less than one week ago, Ryan O’Reilly and Noel Acciari were still members of the St. Louis Blues. Now, they’re Leafs. We know them well, but seeing them in the Toronto blue will be different.

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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