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Quick Hitter Preview: Blackhawks at Stars

Hawks at Stars - 12/20/18
Photo: AP

Photo: AP

After capping off a four-game homestand with a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks hit the road for back-to-back games. They will be in Dallas tonight for their first meeting of the season against the Stars. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM central time.

Three Things

  • Marcus Kruger took a nasty elbow to the face from former Blackhawk Ryan Hartman on Tuesday night. Kruger immediately left the game and was later diagnosed with a concussion. Luke Johnson was recalled from Rockford yesterday as the corresponding move to Kruger being placed on injured reserve.
  • Both teams last played on Tuesday night, with the Hawks knocking off the Predators 2-1 and the Stars shutting out the Flames 2-0.
  • Dallas generally plays at a slower pace than the Blackhawks. The Stars rank 28th overall in Corsi-for events (1382), so the Hawks must look to dictate terms by forcing the Stars to skate with them.

Projected Lineups


Saad - Toews - Kahun

Strome - Anisimov - Kane

DeBrincat - Kampf - Sikura

Hayden - Johnson - Perlini

Keith - Gustafsson

Forsling - Seabrook

Dahlstrom - Murphy


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Laugh It Off

The Philadelphia Flyers ridiculous mascot and internet sensation Gritty continued to be just that on Tuesday night when he terrorized participants at an intermission contest while wearing a Santa suit. 'Tis the season!

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