Blackhawks at Wild – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

We get a fun 4 PM CT start in Minnesota on a Saturday, which gives us our entire evenings to enjoy after the Blackhawks face a red-hot Wild team. Minnesota is 13-1-4 in their last 18 games and are now just one point back of Dallas for the top of the Central Division. And they’ve been doing it without Kirill Kaprisov. So look out! Ah, but this is also a welcome home game for Wyatt Kaiser. That, and the Gophers are playing at 5:30 so maybe a light crowd for the NHL game in town?

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 4:00 PM CT
TV: NBCSN
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks 

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

Caleb Jones — Seth Jones
Jarred Tinordi — Connor Murphy
Wyatt Kaiser — Nikita Zaitsev

🥅 Alex Stalock

Minnesota Wild

Marcus Foligno – Ryan Hartman – Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson – Joel Eriksson Ek – Matthew Boldy
Brandon Duhaime – Frederick Gaudreau – Oskar Sundqvist
Mason Shaw – Connor Dewar – Ryan Reaves

Jacob Middleton – Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin – Matt Dumba
Alex Goligoski – Calen Addison

🥅 Filip Gustavsson

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

  • The Blackhawks will not skate Philipp Kurashev (hopefully not a concussion?) in Minnesota. They continue to be without Jonathan Toews, Anders Bjork and Austin Wagner. Colin Blackwell and Cole Guttman are done for the year.
  • Minnesota Wild

  • Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Novak are on IR. Kaprisov, John Klingberg and Sam Steel have been out as well.
  • What to Watch For

  • After losing their last three games by a combined score of 15-3, will the Blackhawks give us a better effort?
  • Since February 1, the Wild are allowing 2.33 goals per game — third in the NHL. But they’re only scoring 2.58 goals per game — 28th in the league. Chicago is averaging 2.43 goals per game offensively over the same stretch, so maybe bet the under?
  • Will we get a Ryan Reaves vs Jarred Tinordi fight?
  • Get Caught Up

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