Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks at Coyotes (8:00 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
The Blackhawks’ five-game win streak crashed to an end in Anaheim last night, but I think we probably expected the team to struggle after trading away three players in the 24 hours prior to the game. Without Jack Johnson and Jake McCabe on the blue line and Sam Lafferty up front, the struggle was going to happen. When you tried to integrate two new players who came in through those deals on the fly, it’s harder. We’ll see if they look any more cohesive tonight in Arizona (hint: they might not).
Puck Drop: 8:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Brett Seney — Max Domi — Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Johnson — Cole Guttman — Taylor Raddysh
________ — Jason Dickinson — David Gust
Boris Katchouk — Jujhar Khaira — Joey Anderson
Caleb Jones — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Andreas Englund — Ian Mitchell
🥅 Alex Stalock
Clayton Keller – Barrett Hayton – Nick Schmaltz
Matias Maccelli – Nick Bjugstad – Lawson Crouse
Nick Ritchie – Travis Boyd – Christian Fischer
Liam O’Brien – Jack McBain – Zack Kassian
Patrik Nemeth – JJ Moser
Shayne Gostisbehere – Juuso Valimaki
Troy Stecher – Joshua Brown
🥅 Karel Vejmelka
Jonathan Toews, MacKenzie Entwistle and Reese Johnson are on IR.
Andrew Ladd and Shea Weber are on (LOL) IR.
What to Watch For
- The last game Jakob Chychron played for the Coyotes was against the Blackhawks on Feb. 10. He’s still sitting out as a healthy scratch waiting for a trade 18 days later.
- The Blackhawks continue integrating new faces. Joey Anderson and Andreas Englund made their debuts last night after being acquired in the 26 hours prior to puck drop. We’ll see if they’re more comfortable with no morning skate today.
- Philipp Kurashev missed last night’s game sick. Hopefully he can go tonight. Otherwise we might be looking at an 11 forward, 7 defensemen lineup out of necessity. Colin Blackwell got hurt last night (groin) and head coach Luke Richardson said after the game he would likely miss some time.