Watch as the Blackhawks take on the Nashville Predators tonight on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live. Then stick around after the final buzzer to watch Blackhawks Postgame Live for highlights and analysis.
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Five Things to Watch:
1. New lines and defensive pairings.
The Blackhawks have scored two goals in their last two games, prompting Joel Quenneville to spruce up the lines and defensive pairings at practice. Tyler Motte was promoted to the top line with Ryan Hartman and Jonathan Toews while Vinnie Hinostroza was moved to the fourth line with Tanner Kero and Jordin Tootoo. Andrew Desjardins is likely to be a healthy scratch. On defense, it appears Brian Campbell will be a healthy scratch, snapping a streak where he's played 423 straight in the regular season. Gustav Forsling is also likely to be out of the lineup, with Michal Kempny and Michal Rozsival each drawing back in.
2. No P.K. Subban.
The Predators will be without Subban for the sixth straight game due to an upper-body injury, which is good news for the Blackhawks. The 27-year-old blue liner potted his first goal in a Predators uniform in the team's season-opening 3-2 win over the Blackhawks, and registered an assist the next night in a 5-3 loss against Chicago. He's a major part of Nashville's transition game and power play, which is only 1-for-10 in his absence.
3. Staying strong on the penalty kill.
Without P.K. Subban, the Predators power play doesn't have its big weapon from the point. In their first two meetings against the Blackhawks, the Predators converted on 4 of 8 power-play attempts. The Blackhawks have allowed only three goals on the man advantage in 13 games this month, and will look to stay strong on the PK with Nashville down P.K.
4. Filip Forsberg heating up.
After scoring only two goals in his first 27 games, Forsberg has found the back of the net four times in his last seven games, including three times in his last four. He led the Predators with 33 goals last season, and for whatever reason, hasn't been able to find that same success on offense this year. But he's heating up, and there's still more than half of the season left to be played.
5. Artemi Panarin's point streak.
Fresh off inking a two-year contract extension to remain in Chicago, Panarin will aim to extend his career-long point streak to nine games. He has five goals and nine assists during that stretch, and ranks fifth in the league with 37 points. He remains five points away from Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid for the league lead.
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