Blackhawks week ahead: Chicago wraps up preseason play

The Blackhawks will play three games, including two against Boston.

The Chicago Blackhawks have a three-game slate this week as they wrap up preseason action. Chicago starts the week Monday in Boston before heading Detroit for its first game at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday. The Hawks finish the preseason Saturday against Boston at United Center.

Let's take a look at the upcoming week in Blackhawks’ hockey (all times Central):

Monday - Chicago at Boston, 6 p.m. (WGN)

Chicago plays its first of two games this week against Boston, with this one at TD Garden. Corey Crawford is expected to play the full game in net for Chicago.

Around the NHL: NJ at OTT, NJ at NYI, PHI at NYR, MTL at TOR, PITT at DET, CAR at EDM, ANA at ARI

Central Division: CGY at WPG, COL at DAL

Tuesday - Idle

There are two nationally televised games on NHL Network with the New York Rangers visiting Philadelphia and Vegas hosting Los Angeles.

Around the NHL: NYR at PHI, TB at FLA, LA at VGK

Central Division: MINN at DAL

Wednesday - Idle

Just like Tuesday, NHL Network will showcase a doubleheader. Pittsburgh hosts Buffalo while Ottawa is in Winnipeg.

Around the NHL: BUF at PITT, NJ at WSH, TOR at MTL, EDM at CAR

Central Division: OTT at WPG

Thursday - Chicago at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. (CSN-Plus, NHL-Network)

Chicago plays its first game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings’ new arena seats 20,000 and replaces Joe Louis Arena. After the Hawks game, NHL Network will have Arizona in Los Angeles.

Around the NHL: TB at FLA, BOS at PHI, CGY at VAN, SJ at ANA, ARI at LA

Central Division: CBJ at NSH, MINN at STL, COL at VGK

Friday - Idle

Washington visits Carolina in a game televised on NHL Network.

Around the NHL: FLA at MTL, NYI at BUF, TOR at DET, WSH at CAR

Central Division: Idle

Saturday - Boston at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)

Chicago wraps up the preseason at home against Boston. It should be interesting to see if the Hawks go with an opening-night type lineup or if the top players fighting for a roster stop will play.

Around the NHL: CBJ at PITT, DET at TOR, OTT at MTL, ARI at SJ, EDM at VAN, ANA at LA

Central Division: DAL at MINN, TB at NSH, WPG at CGY

Sunday - Idle

There’s another NHL Network doubleheader with the Islanders in Philadelphia at 4 p.m. before Vegas hosts San Jose at 7 p.m.

Around the NHL: NYI at PHI, SJ at VGK

Central Division: WSH at STL