Blackhawks at Kings – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Okay, so here’s the set up for tonight’s final game of the 2023-24 NHL regular season — and, with the latest start time on the slate, this is indeed the actual, final game of the entire regular season. And the Blackhawks are in the middle of the final piece of the NHL’s playoff puzzle.

  • If Vegas wins, they’re the 3 seed in the Pacific and play Edmonton; LA would then play Dallas.
  • If Vegas loses and the LA beat the Blackhawks, LA would play Edmonton as the 3 seed and Vegas would head to Dallas.
  • This is important because Vegas’ game against Anaheim begins 30 minutes before the Blackhawks and Kings. How that game progresses may influence how the Kings deploy some of their veterans late in the game.

    Oh, and it sounds like the Blackhawks might only have 5 defensemen available… oh joy.

    Broadcast Info

    Puck Drop: 9:30 PM CT
    TV: NBC Sports Chicago
    Radio: WGN 720 AM

    Expected Lineups

    Chicago Blackhawks logo

    Chicago Blackhawks 

    Nick Foligno — Connor Bedard — Philipp Kurashev
    Lukas Reichel — Andreas Athanasiou — Tyler Johnson
    Jason Dickinson — Frank Nazar III — Joey Anderson
    Landon Slaggert — Ryan Donato — Taylor Raddysh

    Alex Vlasic — Seth Jones
    Kevin Korchinski — Jaycob Megna
    Jarred Tinordi — ???

    🥅 Arvid Söderblom

    Los Angeles Kings

    Quinton Byfield – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
    Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
    Kevin Fiala – Blake Lizotte – Trevor Lewis
    Alex Laferriere – Pierre-Luc Dubois – Alex Turcotte

    Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
    Vlad Gavrikov – Matt Roy
    Andreas Englund – Jordan Spence

    🥅 Cam Talbot

    Injury Report

    Chicago Blackhawks

  • Reese Johnson is still in concussion protocol. Taylor Hall is the only guy left on IR.
  • Los Angeles Kings

  • Phoenix Copley is on IR.
  • What to Watch For

  • What the heck will the Blackhawks’ lineup actually look like?
  • If Vegas gets up big early on Anaheim, do the Kings sit their stars?
  • This is the last game of Bedard’s rookie season. Does he have any highlights left for us?
  • Get Caught Up

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    Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

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