Chicago Blackhawks 56 pts (24-23-8)

@

Arizona Coyotes 36 pts (13-32-10)

8 p.m. CT

Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ

TV: NBC Sports Chicago

Radio: WGN 720 AM


Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

10/21     CHI 4 @ ARI 2                     Lance Bouma

12/10     ARI 1 @ CHI 3                     Artem Anisimov

2/12       CHI @ ARI           


Team Leaders

Blackhawks                                                        Coyotes

Patrick Kane, 53                 Points                  Clayton Keller, 38

Patrick Kane, 21                 Goals                   Clayton Keller, 15

Patrick Kane, 32                 Assists                 Derek Stepan, 25


The Blackhawks begin a set of back-to-back games in the desert at the Arizona Coyotes tonight.  They Coyotes are one of the few teams the Blackhawks have had success against this season as they can complete the three-game season series sweep with a victory.

Head coach Joel Quenneville decided to mix up his line combinations in order to snap his team’s current five-game losing streak.  Brandon Saad will return to the top line with Jonathan Toews and Anthony Duclair, who gets his first crack at his former team. 

Alex DeBrincat has been dropped down to the third line with Lance Bouma and Tommy Wingels.  It is not a big surprise to see both Bouma and Wingels in the lineup tonight as they have combined for three goals and five points in the previous two games against Arizona this year.

Tomas Jurco will draw back into the lineup and will return to a line with Vinnie Hinostroza and David Kampf, who have been an effective trio in past games.

Anton Forsberg will be back between the pipes after sitting out Saturday night’s game at the Minnesota Wild.


Probable Blackhawks Lineup

FORWARDS

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Anthony Duclair

Nick Schmaltz - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane

Lance Bouma - Tommy Wingels - Alex DeBrincat

Vinne Hinostroza - David Kampf - Tomas Jurco

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Duncan Keith - Jordan Oesterle

Erik Gustaffson - Brent Seabrook

Carl Dahlstrom - Connor Murphy

GOALTENDER

Anton Forsberg (5-9-3, 2.95 GAA, .910 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

RW-Marian Hossa (skin infection) out, D-Michal Rozsival (upper-body) out, G-Corey Crawford (upper-body), D-Jan Rutta (undisclosed) out


Probable Coyotes Lineup

FORWARDS

Brendan Perlini - Derek Stepan - Clayton Keller

Zac Rinaldo - Max Domi - Tobias Rieder

Richard Panik - Christian Dvoark - Christian Fischer

Jordan Martinhook - Brad Richardson - Nick Cousins

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Jason Demers

Jakob Chychrun - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Kevin Connauton - Alex Goligoski

GOALTENDER

Antti Raanta (9-14-6, 2.64 GAA, .916 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

None

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