Chicago Blackhawks 20 pts (9-8-2)


Pittsburgh Penguins 25 pts (11-7-3)

6 p.m. CT

PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA


Doesn't it seem like a long time ago? 

The Chicago Blackhawks totally annihilated the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Pittsburgh Penguins, 10-1 in the Hawks season opener. 

Both team's have headed in different directions since that opening game. 

The Pens would go on to win seven of their next nine after the blowout, and currently have a two game winning streak. The team is undefeated at home this season with 6-0-1 record, so the Hawks will have to come correct tonight. 

The Hawks are coming off a nice win against the New York Rangers, but the team is only 4-6-0 in their last 10. Chicago will hope to get above the .500 mark on the road with a win tonight as they currently sit with a 4-4-1 road record. 

Artem Anisimov will try and build off his hat trick, but the team is still looking for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad to step up. 

Corey Crawford is likely to get the start for the Hawks in between the pipes, while the Penguins have already confirmed Matt Murray as their starter. 

Here's a look at tonight's probable lineups:

Probable Blackhawks Lineup


Brandan Saad - Jonathan Toews - Richard Panik

Nick Schmaltz - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane

Patrick Sharp - Ryan Hartman - Alex DeBrincat

Lance Bouma - Tommy Wingels - John Hayden


Duncan Keith - Cody Franson

Gustav Forsling - Jan Rutta

Connor Murphy - Brent Seabrook


Corey Crawford

Probable Penguins Lineup


Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust

Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Conor Sheary - Riley Sheahan - Patric Hornqvist

Tom Kuhnhackl - Greg McKegg - Ryan Reaves


Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang

Chad Ruhwedel - Justin Schultz

Matt Hunwick - Ian Cole


Matt Murray