Blackhawks vs Avalanche – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

You’ve gotta love three days off… before a late home start. The Blackhawks welcome the Colorado Avalanche to town with the visitors struggling a bit of late. The Avs are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and are in third in the Central Division, two points back of the Dallas Stars (who just acquired help for their blue line).

The Blackhawks haven’t seen the Avs since Dec. 19 — a game they won 3-2 in regulation. Two of the key players for Chicago in that game, Lukas Reichel (one goal) and Nikita Zaitsev (two assists), aren’t in the lineup tonight.

Broadcast Info

Puck Drop: 8:00 PM CT
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Expected Lineups

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Chicago Blackhawks 

Anthony Beauvillier — Connor Bedard — Philipp Kurashev
Colin Blackwell — Jason Dickinson — Joey Anderson
Nick Foligno — Tyler Johnson — Taylor Raddysh
Ryan Donato — MacKenzie Entwistle — Reese Johnson

Alex Vlasic — Seth Jones
Kevin Korchinski — Jaycob Megna
Jarred Tinordi — Louis Crevier

🥅 Petr Mrazek

Colorado Avalanche

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen
Miles Wood – Ross Colton – Logan O’Connor
Zach Parise – Ryan Johansen – Jonathan Drouin
Andrew Cogliano – Chris Wagner – Joel Kiviranta

Devon Toews – Cale Makar
Sam Girard – Josh Manson
Bowen Byram – Jack Johnson

🥅 Justus Annunen

Injury Report

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Connor MurphyNikita ZaitsevTaylor Hall, and Andreas Athanasiou are on IR.
  • Colorado Avalanche

  • Gabriel Landeskog and Pavel Francouz are on IR.
  • What to Watch For

  • Bedard and MacKinnon spent some time together at the All-Star Game. They’ve got a nice relationship. We’ll see if MacKinnon getting his hands on one of Bedard’s sticks during the skills competition gives him any kind of edge.
  • The Blackhawks are 5-17-4 since Christmas. The Avs are coming off a 5-1 win against Dallas on Tuesday night.
  • Donato had a strong performance in the last game against Colorado in December (one goal, one assist).
  • The Hawks see these guys again in Denver on Monday night.
  • Get Caught Up

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