Chicago Blackhawks 4 pts (2-0-0)

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Toronto Maple Leafs 4 pts (2-0-0)

6 p.m. CT

Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON

TV: NBC Sports Chicago, NHLN-US

Radio:  720 AM WGN

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

9-Oct

CHI @ TOR

24-Jan

TOR @ CHI

 

Team Leaders

Blackhawks

Maple Leafs

Kane/Hartman, 6

Points

Kadri/Matthews, 4

Brandon Saad, 4

Goals

Kadri/Marleau, 2

Ryan Hartman, 5

Assists

Auston Matthews, 3

 

The Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs have been the talk of the NHL as they have both scored 15 goals in their first two games.  However, the Leafs have allowed seven goals in their wins over the Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers while the Blackhawks have given up just a pair of goals against. 

 

Head coach Joel Quenneville has decided to give Corey Crawford to the start in his home of Montreal tomorrow night which means Anton Forsberg will make his Blackhawks debut.  Forsberg looked very good during his two preseason appearances, but he did not face anything close to this high-powered Maple Leafs offense.

 

The defense will not change ahead of him, but the forward lines will look different.  Injured center Nick Schmaltz did not make the trip to Canada, so Artem Anisimov will move up to the second line between Ryan Hartman and Patrick Kane.

 

Tanner Kero, who missed Saturday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, will return tonight on the third line with Patrick Sharp and Alex DeBrincat.  Tommy Wingels will center the fourth line for the second straight game.

 

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

FORWARDS

Brandon Saad -Jonathan Toews - Richard Panik

Ryan Hartman - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane

Patrick Sharp - Tanner Kero- Alex Debrincat

Lance Bouma - Tommy Wingels - John Hayden

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Michal Kempny - Connor Murphy

Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta

GOALTENDER

Anton Forsberg (first start of the season)

INJURY REPORT

D-Michal Rozsival (upper body) out, RW-Marian Hossa (skin infection) out, RW-Jordan Tootoo (upper body) out, C-Nick Schmaltz (undisclosed) out

 

 

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

FORWARDS

Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner

Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov

Matt Martin - Dominic Moore - Connor Brown

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev

Andreas Borgman - Calle Rosen

GOALTENDERS

Frederik Andersen (2-0-0, 3.50 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

None

 

 

Source: lineups courtesy of Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: USA Today