P.K. Subban

WATCH: Jonathan Toews pranks Patrick Kane during NHL Skills Competition

WATCH: Jonathan Toews pranks Patrick Kane during NHL Skills Competition

Earlier in the month, Jonathan Toews paid up on his bet with Patrick Kane by wearing a No. 88 USA jersey and posting it on social media days after USA beat Canada in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championships.

The Blackhawks captain got a little bit of revenge over the weekend.

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During the NHL Skills Competition, Toews went deep into his bag of hockey pranks and pulled out one of the oldest tricks in the book by unscrewing Kane's Gatorade bottle loose enough where it could spill all over him when he squeezes it.

And that's exactly what happened:

The best part is Toews getting P.K. Subban's attention right as it's happening so he doesn't miss it. 

You're up, Kane.

Brian Campbell could be healthy scratch vs. Predators

Brian Campbell could be healthy scratch vs. Predators

NASHVILLE – Brian Campbell could be a healthy scratch, snapping a 423-game regular-season playing streak, when the Blackhawks face the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Coach Joel Quenneville said on Wednesday that he wanted to get Michal Kempny and Michal Rozsival back in the lineup; both have been healthy scratches for some time now. On Thursday morning he said one of those scratches could be Campbell. The 37-year-old defenseman hasn’t missed a regular-season game since March of 2011, when he was coming off a foot injury.

Campbell got off to a slow start this season, as he moved to the right side when he was paired with Gustav Forsling. He was almost a healthy scratch in October but ultimately kept his regular-season playing streak intact. At that time, Campbell talked about readjusting to the right.

“I know it should be natural and it comes and I’m obviously getting used to that so it’s just different things. You’re not as open to the ice, but you have to find a way,” Campbell said then. “I felt good last game. Felt like even last game might’ve been one of my better games, but I just have to keep working hard. That’s all I’ve ever done in my career.”

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Quenneville said several factors could play into Campbell’s scratch.

“He started all right, then he played very well. The stretch recently wasn’t as good,” Quenneville said. “With eight guys, bounce around, back-to-back games and a big stretch where those guys [Kempny and Rozsival] have been out is all part of it as well.”

As much as it would be disappointing for Campbell to end his streak it may not be a bad idea for the long haul. If the Blackhawks go on any kind of a postseason run, they’re not going to want their veterans worn down.

“With eight defensemen, we always have tough decisions and we have to sit out two at a time. The guys who were out were probably out a little too long,” Quenneville said. “[Campbell] is part of a group that, 82 games, with might not be able to play them all.”

The Predators will be without P.K. Subban, who will miss the team’s final two games of 2016 with an upper-body injury.

Broadcast information

Time: 7 p.m.


Live Stream: CSNChicago.com

Blackhawks forward lines

Ryan Hartman-Jonathan Toews-Tyler Motte

Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane

Dennis Rasmussen-Marcus Kruger-Richard Panik

Vinnie Hinostroza-Tanner Kero-Jordin Tootoo

Defensive pairs

Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson

Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook

Gustav Forsling-Michal Rozsival


Corey Crawford


Marian Hossa (upper body)

Predators forward lines (via The Tennessean)

Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Viktor Arvidson

Colin Wilson-Mike Fisher-Austin Watson

Kevin Fiala-Mike Ribeiro-James Neal

Reid Boucher-Calle Jarnknok-Craig Smith

Defensive pairs

Roman Josi-Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm-Matt Irwin

Yannick Weber-Petter Granberg


Pekka Rinne


P.K. Subban (upper body), Anthony Bitetto (broken hand), Miikka Salomaki (upper body)

Niklas Hjalmarsson back in, Trevor van Riemsdyk out vs. Predators

Niklas Hjalmarsson back in, Trevor van Riemsdyk out vs. Predators

NASHVILLE – Tyler Motte will move up to the second line and Trevor van Riemsdyk will be scratched when the Blackhawks face the Nashville Predators tonight at Bridgestone Arena.

Motte, who made his NHL debut on a line with Marcus Kruger and Ryan Hartman, was skating with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane this morning.

“It’s the same approach for me. Just a little different chemistry with the line, that’s about it,” Motte said following Friday morning’s skate. “I was comfortable with Krugs and Hartman. Shaking the lines doesn’t change anyone’s mindset. You just try to create a little more offense.”

Motte moved up and down the lineup in preseason games so coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t expect him to have a tough time adjusting.

“We tried him a couple of times. It looks like he can handle playing big minutes, important minutes and playing with some top guys,” Quenneville said. “He gives us a different look as far as getting a little more balance in our lines…. But I still think he’s capable of scoring playing with those guys. He gives us some predictability defensively. He’s had a good camp and we liked his first game as well.”

The Blackhawks did shake up their lines a bit heading into tonight’s game. Artemi Panarin joined Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik on the top line and Marian Hossa, who did not practice on Thursday, was on the third line with Kruger and Hartman.

Meanwhile, with Niklas Hjalmarsson back in the lineup, van Riemsdyk, who’s coming off a tough game vs. the St. Louis Blues, is scratched.

“We have to make a tough decision,” Quenneville said. “We expect [van Riemsdyk] to be one of the guys who will be regularly playing based sometimes on performance, sometimes needs. We need him to be better than he was on opening night.”

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Blackhawks at Predators

When: 7 p.m.

TV: CSN Chicago

Projected lineups:

Chicago Blackhawks


Artemi Panarin-Jonathan Toews-Richard Panik

Tyler Motte-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane

Ryan Hartman-Marcus Kruger-Marian Hossa

Vinnie Hinostroza-Nick Schmaltz-Jordin Tootoo


Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson

Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook

Gustav Forsling-Brian Campbell

Goaltender: Corey Crawford

Nashville Predators


Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Kevin Fiala

Colin Wilson-Mike Fisher-James Neal

Calie Jarnkrok-Mike Ribeiro-Craig Smith

Viktor Arvidsson-Colton Sissons-Miikka Salomaki


Roman Jose-P.K. Subban

Mattias Ekholm-Ryan Ellis

Matt Carle-Anthony Bitetto

Goaltender: Pekka Rinne