After falling 4-1 to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks made some lineup changes for Game 2 on Thursday.
Adam Boqvist was a healthy scratch in favor of Lucas Carlsson, who made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut. Boqvist has zero points, six shots on goal, a minus-3 rating and is averaging 14:11 of ice time in five postseason games.
Calvin de Haan was promoted to the top pairing with Duncan Keith in Boqvist's absence while Carlsson was partnered with Connor Murphy. The pairing of Slater Koekkoek and Olli Maatta remained the same.
From a forward perspective, Drake Caggiula was promoted to the second line with Kirby Dach and Patrick Kane while Alex DeBrincat was moved to the third line with Dylan Strome and Matthew Highmore, who went from the fourth line to third line. Alex Nylander was demoted to the fourth line with Ryan Carpenter and David Kampf.
The first line of Dominik Kubalik, Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews is the only trio that stayed the same.