Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Bruins (7:30 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Blackhawks vs Bruins (7:30 PM CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

The San Jose Sharks and Columbus Blue Jackets face each other tonight, an opportune time for the Blackhawks to have a string of injuries take guys out of the lineup and the overwhelmingly best team in the league show up at the United Center. Boston’s a wagon, folks. They’re 23-7-2 on the road this season. So… good luck, boys!

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 7:30 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

Lukas Reichel — Philipp Kurashev — Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Johnson — Jason Dickinson — Taylor Raddysh
Mike Hardman — MacKenzie Entwistle — Joey Anderson
Boris Katchouk — Jujhar Khaira — Billy Robinson

Caleb Jones — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Ian Mitchell — Nikita Zaitsev

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Boston Bruins

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Bertuzzi
Pavel Zacha – David Krejci – David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk – Charlie Coyle – Trent Frederic
AJ Greer – Tomas Nosek – Garnet Hathaway

Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy
Dmitry Orlov – Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbert – Connor Clifton

🥅 Linus Ullmark

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews and Reese Johnson are on IR. Cole Guttman (shoulder) is done for the year. Andreas Englund (hammy) and Colin Blackwell are out (groin). Anders Bjork (lower-body) and Austin Wagner (???) are out as well.

Boston Bruins

Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno are on IR.

What to Watch For

  • The Blackhawks specifically brought up Mike Hardman and Buddy Robinson because Boston is a bigger, heavier team. How and where they’re used will be interesting. They’ve both put in the work in Rockford this season for another crack at the NHL.
  • The Bruins are one of the best teams down the middle in the entire NHL. The Blackhawks are… not. Jason Dickinson is going to have his hands full tonight, and the Blackhawks are admittedly still figuring out the rest of the faceoff situation.
  • Boston has points in 25 of 32 road games 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