clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Blackhawks look to capitalize on the Golden Knights’ goaltending setbacks

Chicago travels to Las Vegas on Tuesday night to take on the Golden Knights for the first time.

Chicago Blackhawks v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night for the first time since their inauguration into the league.

The Blackhawks are coming off a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes, and will look to keep the ball rolling against a Vegas team who has had an incredible start this season. The season may still be young, but in just seven games, Vegas is 6-1-0.

Could the loss of their top two goaltenders be the beginning of their undoing, however? The Blackhawks will look to capitalize on this, as both Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban have been placed on the injured reserve due to a concussion and lower-body injury, respectively.

They will now rely on goaltenders Oscar Dansk, and Maxime Legace to keep their almost perfect season going. Dansk earned a victory in his NHL debut for the Golden Knights on Saturday night against the Blues, after Subban left during the third period. Legace has yet to make an NHL appearance.

Corey Crawford is likely to get the nod for Chicago. In seven games this season, Crawford has a 1.86 goals against average and .945 save percentage. Both averages are good enough for second in the league, behind Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

Projected lineups


Position Players
Position Players
F1 Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Alex DeBrincat
F2 Richard Panik - Nick Schmaltz - Patrick Kane
F3 Patrick Sharp - Artem Anisimov - John Hayden
F4 Lance Bouma - Tommy Wingels - Ryan Hartman
D1 Duncan Keith - Jan Rutta
D2 Gustav Forsling - Brent Seabrook
D3 Michal Kempny - Connor Murphy
Goaltender Corey Crawford


Position Players
Position Players
F1 Sven Andrighetto - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
F2 Gabriel Landeskog - Matt Duchene - Nail Yakupov
F3 Matthew Nieto - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau
F4 A.J. Greer - Alexander Kerfoot - Rocco Grimaldi
D1 Anton Lindholm - Erik Johnson
D2 Patrik Nemeth - Tyson Barrie
D3 Mark Barberio - Andrei Mironov
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier

How to watch Blackhawks at Golden Knights

Start time: 9 p.m. CT

Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

TV: NBC Sports Chicago