It’s basically a Mortal Kombat Mirror Match of Saturday’s game, which Boston won 7-4 thanks to a flurry of third-period goals. That game was a microcosm of each team’s recent fortunes. The Hawks were in the lead, but a bad rebound and dreadful penalty kill opened the door for a Bruins team that keeps finding ways to win, and Boston ran away with the game on the scoreboard.
Without a morning skate, projecting the Hawks’ lineup is largely a fool’s errand, but we’ll take a swing anyway. If Vinnie Hinostroza is back from the personal matters that had him miss Saturday’s game, he’d be expected to return to the second line while John Hayden would probably slot down to the fourth line to replace the injured Duclair. But if Hinostroza remains out, coach Joel Quenneville may opt to go with seven defensemen to round out his roster due to the lack of another forward to replace that hole in the lineup. Anton Forsberg figures to be the man in net, after Jean-Francois Berube’s start on Saturday. The Bruins lineup is also not expected to change much, with the noted exception of Anton Khudobin anticipated as the starting goalie following Tuukka Rask’s winning performance on Saturday.
|F1||Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane|
|F2||Matthew Highmore - Nick Schmaltz - Vinnie Hinostroza|
|F3||Tomas Jurco - Artem Anisimov - Alex DeBrincat|
|F4||Patrick Sharp - David Kampf - John Hayden|
|D1||Duncan Keith - Jan Rutta|
|D2||Erik Gustafsson - Brent Seabrook|
|D3||Jordan Oesterle - Connor Murphy|
|Goaltender||Anton Forsberg OR Jean-Francois Berube|
|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 Bruins at Blackhawks
Start time: 11:30 a.m. CT
Location: United Center, Chicago