The Blackhawks will host their 2014-15 Stanley Cup championship banner-raising ceremony prior to puck drop.
The 23-year-old Russian forward will man the left wing spot on the second line alongside Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane. Panarin isn't the only rookie starting as Kyle Baun gets the call at right wing on the third line with Bryan Bickell (left wing) and Andrew Shaw (center). Following a great rookie season, Teuvo Teravainen has made the jump from the third line to the top line left wing spot with the departure of Brandon Saad.
Ryan Garbutt, who was acquired from Dallas this offseason, will be at right wing on the fourth line. Oh, and Corey Crawford will get the start in net.
The Rangers have made the Eastern Conference Final three out of the last four seasons, and are coming off a 113-point season that saw them win their franchise's third President Trophy. It was the only hardware they won as they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in Game 7.
Former Blackhawk Viktor Stalberg will be on the Rangers' third line with JT Miller and centered by Oscar Lindberg. Dominic Moore moves to wing on the fourth line, allowing Jarret Stoll to remain at center and Jesper Fast on the other wing.
Here are the lineups:
#Blackhawks lines: Teravainen-Toews-Hossa Panarin-Anisimov-Kane Bickell-Shaw-Baun Desjardins-Kruger-Garbutt— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) October 7, 2015
AV says Weds lines will be: Nash-Brass-Zucc Kreider-Stepan-Hayes Miller-Lindberg-Stalberg Moore-Stoll-Fast. Glass and Etem will be extras Fs— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) October 5, 2015
How to watch
Time: 7 p.m. CT
Where: United Center, Chicago