Quick Hitter Preview: Blackhawks at Devils
Hawks at Devils – 1/14/19
On Saturday night, the Blackhawks lost their second straight overtime contest. They will look to bounce back tonight against the New Jersey Devils, who are coming off a 3-2 win on Saturday against Philadelphia. Tonight marks the first meeting of the season between the two teams. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 PM central time.
- After starting the year with a lifeless power play, the Blackhawks have really turned things around lately. In the past 12 games, they have gone 13-36 (36.4%) with the man-advantage. Much of that success can be attributed to the Patrick Kane-Alex DeBrincat connection. Kane has always been an elite passer, but DeBrincat is starting to find himself in the perfect position to rack up power-play tallies.
DeBrincat PP 🚨 pic.twitter.com/IB3TG2Uc3N
— Four Feathers Podcast (@FourFeathersPod) January 10, 2019
- Carl Dahlstrom had a brutal game on Saturday night against Vegas. He was caught out of position numerous times and got burned on the zone entry that led to the game-winning goal in overtime. He had been holding his own previously so it looks like Jeremy Colliton will stick with him and hope for a rebound performance instead of inserting newly acquired defenseman Slater Koekkoek into the lineup.
- Devils leading scorer Taylor Hall (37 points) remains out of the lineup with a lower-body injury, so look for Kyle Palmieri (36 points) and Nico Hischier (31 points) to pick up the slack for New Jersey.
DeBrincat – Toews – Kahun
Anisimov – Strome – Kane
Saad – Kampf – Caggiula
Kunitz – Kruger – Hayden
Keith – Gustafsson
Jokiharju – Seabrook
Dahlstrom – Murphy
Johansson – Hischier – Palmieri
Wood – Zajac – Coleman
Seney – Zacha – Bratt
Boyle – Rooney – Stafford
Greene – Severson
Butcher – Vatanen
Mueller – Lovejoy
Laugh It Off
Snoop Dogg was in the broadcast booth for Kings-Penguins on Saturday night and offered some ridiculous commentary when a scrap broke out. Let’s get crackin’!
The LA Kings had Snoop Dogg in the booth doing play-by-play tonight and it was amazing pic.twitter.com/SbyFc8U4LF
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 13, 2019
Featured Photo: Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports