The Blackhawks look for their first win of 2019 when they visit the Penguins tonight. The Hawks took the last meeting between the two teams by a score of 6-3 at the United Center on December 12th. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM central time.
- Yesterday, the Blackhawks assigned Dylan Sikura and Andreas Martinsen to Rockford. Drake Caggiula is expected to play in his first game for the Hawks and Chris Kunitz will draw back into the lineup. It is worth noting that the Penguins will be honoring their 2009 Stanley Cup Champion team in a pregame ceremony, so Kunitz seems to be in the lineup for sentimental reasons.
- The Penguins come into this game scorching hot. They are currently on an 8-game win streak and have lost only one of their last 11 contests since falling to the Blackhawks in mid-December.
- The Hawks had an atrocious game in terms of possession on Thursday night against the Islanders, in which they generated 21 shots on goal while allowing 50. Collin Delia stole them a point by making 47 saves, but they cannot fall into such a rut tonight if they want to put an end to the Penguins winning streak.
Saad – Toews – Kahun
Anisimov – Strome – Kane
DeBrincat – Kampf – Perlini
Kunitz – Kruger – Caggiula
Keith – Gustafsson
Forsling – Seabrook
Dahlstrom – Murphy
Guentzel – Crosby – Rust
Simon – Malkin – Hornqvist
Pearson – Brassard – Kessel
Aston-Reese – Cullen – Sheahan
Dumoulin – Letang
Pettersson – Johnson
Maatta – Riikola
Laugh It Off
Whenever I see a highlight from around the league that blows me away, I try to share it on our Twitter account in a comedic fashion. If you’ve seen the movie Bird Box, you’ll appreciate this one.
Folks we hate Boston as much as you do but we’re in awe at this witchcraft. Krug just winds up from top of the oppo circle and slaps this pass clean off the end boards right on tape. Easy tuck for Pastrnak, coulda done it blindfolded, Bird Box style. Wow pic.twitter.com/nNAPyRGTKb
— Four Feathers Podcast (@FourFeathersPod) January 4, 2019
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