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

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

Chicago Blackhawks

After blowing a two-goal lead (again) in Florida and then falling to the Panthers in overtime, the Blackhawks had to cross the state to face the Lightning tonight with a couple new bodies joining them when they got there. Anton Khudobin is slated to make his Blackhawks debut with Alex Stalock still under the weather. And Luke Philp got the call-up with Anders Bjork getting hurt during the first period on Friday night as well.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 6:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Lukas Reichel — Philipp Kurashev — Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Johnson — Cole Guttman — Taylor Raddysh
MacKenzie Entwistle — Jason Dickinson — Joey Anderson
Boris Katchouk — Jujhar Khaira — Luke Philp

Caleb Jones — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Nikita Zaitsev
Filip Roos — Ian Mitchell

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Tampa Bay Lightning

Steven Stamkos – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov
Brandon Hagel – Anthony Cirelli – Alex Killorn
Ross Colton – Nick Paul – Tanner Jeannot
Pat Maroon – Michael Eyssimont – Corey Perry

Victor Hedman – Nick Perbix
Mikhail Sergachev – Zach Bogosian
Ian Cole – Erik Cernak

🥅 Brian Elliott

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews and Reese Johnson are on IR. Andreas Englund (hammy) and Colin Blackwell are out (groin). Connor Murphy is out again (personal). And, now, it appears Alex Stalock (sick) and Anders Bjork (lower-body) will miss tonight’s game as well.

Tampa Bay Lightning

LOL… Brent Seabrook is on LTIR.

What to Watch For

  • Can the Blackhawks stay healthy enough to finish another game? They were finally getting their roster back to close to full after the trade deadline and now the list of injured players is getting long again.
  • Tampa’s been dealing with some… very non-Tampa like stuff lately. They’re 3-4-3 in their last 10 games and had their entire top line benched for an entire third period recently. And then Carolina allowed four goals in 40 minutes the following night. They’re now four points back of Toronto for second in the Atlantic and the Leafs have one game in-hand. We’ll see if they show up and take advantage of a banged-up Blackhawks team tonight.

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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