Blackhawks at Predators – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
Long gone are the days of the Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne Preds and the dynasty Blackhawks. But Nashville comes into tonight’s game with legitimate playoff aspirations after selling at the deadline. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are near the bottom of the league but are coming off an improbably dominant performance against the best team in the NHL. So who knows what we’ll get tonight. As a reminder, this is an ESPN+ / Hulu broadcast. So get your subscriptions up to date!
Puck Drop: 7:00 PM CT
TV: ESPN+, Hulu
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Lukas Reichel — Philipp Kurashev — Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Johnson — Jason Dickinson — Taylor Raddysh
Boris Katchouk — MacKenzie Entwistle — Joey Anderson
Mike Hardman — Jujhar Khaira — Billy Robinson
Caleb Jones — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Ian Mitchell — Nikita Zaitsev
🥅 Alex Stalock
Philip Tomasino – Cody Glass – Matt Duchene
Kiefer Sherwood – Thomas Novak – Luke Evangelista
Yakov Trenin – Colton Sissons – Cole Smith
Michael McCarron – Mark Jankowski – Rasmus Asplund
Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro
Jeremy Lauzon – Tyson Barrie
Kevin Gravel – Cal Foote
🥅 Juuse Saros
Maybe we stick with who’s healthy? The Blackhawks will be without Jonathan Toews, Petr Mrazek, Colin Blackwell, Andreas Englund, Cole Guttman, Reese Johnson, Anders Bjork and Austin Wagner.
Filip Forsberg and Mark Borowiecki are on IR.
What to Watch For
- When will we see Wyatt Kaiser on the ice in his first pro action?
- Nashville sold at the deadline like the Blackhawks, but they’re 7-2-1 in their last ten, have won their last three, and are now just four points back of the struggling Winnipeg Jets for the final wild card berth in the Western Conference — and they have three games in-hand.
- The day after the trade deadline the Preds beat the Blackhawks 3-1. Seth Jones scored the only goal.