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Blackhawks visit Tommy Wingels, red-hot Bruins

Boston enters Saturday’s matinee on a five-game winning streak.

Chicago Blackhawks v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks visit former Blackhawk Tommy Wingels and the Boston Bruins for the first game of a home-and-home series Saturday at TD Garden.

Wingles, 29, has recorded a goal and two assists in four games since being acquired by Boston on Feb. 26. In 15 career games against Chicago, he has three goals and an assist.

Brad Marchand scored a third straight game-winning goal in the Bruins’ fifth straight win, a 3-2 decision over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Marchand has 29 goals and 67 points in 52 games this season. In 10 games against Chicago, Marchand has four goals and nine assists.

The Bruins head into Saturday’s game six points back of Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division, but they have three games in hand and three more games against the Lightning.

The Hawks are coming off a 3-2 home loss to Carolina Thursday, with former Hawks Scott Darling and Teuvo Teravainen playing key roles in the Hurricanes’ victory. Darling stopped 22 shots, while Teravainen set up the winning goal.

Boston and Chicago split two games last season, both winning on the road. Patrick Kane leads the Hawks with seven goals and 12 points in 14 career games against the Bruins. J-F Berube, who is expected to start, has never faced Boston in his career.

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes for Boston, with Anton Khudobin getting the start Sunday in Chicago.

Lineups

Blackhawks

Position Players
Position Players
F1 Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane
F2 Alex DeBrincat - Nick Schmaltz - Vinnie Hinostroza
F3 Tomas Jurco - Artem Anisimov - Matthew Highmore
F4 Patrick Sharp - David Kampf - Anthony Duclair
D1 Duncan Keith - Connor Murphy
D2 Erik Gustaffson - Brent Seabrook
D3 Jordan Oesterle - Jan Rutta
Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube

Blues

Position Players
Position Players
F1 Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
F2 Patrik Berglund - Kyle Brodziak - Alex Steen
F3 Dmitrij Jaskin - Vladimir Sobotka - Tage Thompson
F4 Nikita Soshnikov - Ivan Barbashev - Chris Thorburn
D1 Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
D2 Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
D3 Joel Edmundson - Robert Bortuzzo
Goaltender Jake Allen OR Ville Husso

*Lines are subject to change.

How to watch Blackhawks at Bruins

Start time: Noon CT

Location: TD Garden, Boston

TV: NBC Sports Chicago, NHL Network