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Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry remains despite rare games

Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry remains despite rare games

Corey Crawford will start and the Blackhawks will rekindle a rivalry, albeit for one game, when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks are on a three-game winning streak. They remain atop the Western Conference with 57 points, two ahead of the Minnesota Wild (55).

Despite not playing the Wings often anymore, coach Joel Quenneville said the rivalry remains.

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“It’s always fun to play the Wings because you know when they come in here, you can sense it in the building. Lot of Wings fans and they still have that rivalry. When we go there it’ll be the same,” Quenneville said. “I still think you can always rekindle that rivalry instantly with the pace they play at and familiarity we know, whether it’s importance of the game or just playing these guys. There’s always meaning there. It was our best rival for years but there’s still something there.”

The Blackhawks’ lineup isn’t expected to change from Sunday.

Broadcast information

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: WGN

Blackhawks forward lines

Vinnie Hinostroza-Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa

Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane

Ryan Hartman-Tanner Kero-Richard Panik

Andrew Desjardins-Dennis Rasmussen-Jordin Tootoo

Defensive pairs

Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson

Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell-Trevor van Riemsdyk

Goaltender

Corey Crawford

Injuries

Marcus Kruger (right arm)

Red Wings forward lines

Gustav Nyquist-Henrik Zetterberg-Anthony Mantha

Andreas Athanasiou-Frans Nielson-Thomas Vanek

Tomas Tatar-Dylan Larkin-Justin Abdelkader

Drew Miller-Riley Sheahan-Luke Glendening

Defensive pairs

Danny DeKeyser-Mike Green

Jonathan Ericsson-Alexey Marchenko

Xavier Ouellet-Ryan Sproul

Goaltender

Petr Mrazek

Injuries

Brendan Smith (knee), Niklas Kronwall (lower body), Darren Helm (shoulder), Jimmy Howard (lower body), Steve Ott (hamstring)

Blackhawks announce second round of roster cuts

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Blackhawks announce second round of roster cuts

After making a first wave of roster cuts to pare their roster down from 55 to 49, the Blackhawks announced a more significant second round Saturday afternoon.

Per the team, forwards Dylan Sikura, Matthew Highmore, Brandon Hagel, Philipp Kurashev, Mikael Hakkarainen, Alexandre Fortin, Reese Johnson, MacKenzie Entwistle, defensemen Nicolas Beaudin, Joni Tuulola, Lucas Carlsson and goaltender Matt Tomkins have all been assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

The Blackhawks roster now consists of 33 players: 18 forwards, 11 defensemen and four goaltenders. 

The news comes just hours before the Blackhawks square off with the Bruins in the team's fourth game of the preseason Saturday night.

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Blackhawks announce lineup for fourth preseason game

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Blackhawks announce lineup for fourth preseason game

The Blackhawks announced the full 16-man roster for the team's preseason matchup against the Bruins tonight, and there are a couple interesting decisions to note:

 

For the second straight game, Alex Nylander will play on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, a further indication that he has impressed head coach Jeremy Colliton with his recent play. In two preseason games with the Blackhawks, Nylander has tallied one goal and two assists. 

Additionally, newcomer Olli Maata and Brent Seabrook stick together as the second defensive pair. Maata and Seabrook have been consistently paired together since Training Camp Festival.

It was also announced that Robin Lehner will start in goal and play the entirety of the game, which will give the team and fans alike a look at what they can expect from the newly acquired goaltender.

You can watch the Blackhawks and Bruins square off tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago+ or via the MyTeams app.

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