Blackhawks at Avalanche – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Blackhawks at Avalanche – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks travel into Denver to face the hottest team in the NHL, the defending champion Avalanche who have won their last five games. They’ll be without Cale Makar tonight, but they’re still a wagon who are climbing the playoff seeds quickly as the rest of the Western Conference waits for them to get healthy. Will the scrappy Blackhawks pull off another upset?

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 8:00 PM CT
TV: NBCSN+
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

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

🥅 Alex Stalock

Colorado Avalanche

Evan Rodrigues – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen
Valeri Nichushkin – JT Compher – Denis Malgin
Andrew Cogliano – Lars Eller – Logan O’Connor
Matt Nieto – Alex Newhook – Alex Glachenyuk

Devon Toews – Josh Manson
Sam Girard – Bowen Byram
Jack Johnson – Brad Hunt

🥅 Alexandar Georgiev

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

  • The Blackhawks continue to be without Jonathan Toews, Petr Mrazek, Colin Blackwell, Andreas Englund, Cole Guttman, Reese Johnson, Anders Bjork and Austin Wagner.

Colorado Avalanche

  • Gabriel Landeskog, Darren Helm and Erik Johnson are on IR. Cale Makar is out (day-to-day).

What to Watch For

  • Jack Johnson revenge game?
  • During their recent stretch of six wins in seven starts, the Avs have outscored their opponents 31-17 with the one loss being a 5-2 decision against the Kings. They’ve scored at least five goals in five of the last seven games — including their last two.
  • Even without Makar, this will be a significantly faster test for the Blackhawks than Arizona was on Saturday night. Chicago has two nights off after tonight’s game in Denver.

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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