The Chicago Blackhawks open up their preseason tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. The Blackhawks are fresh off training camp at the University of Notre Dame and look ready for the preseason. The game will start at 7 pm. Central Time, but will not be aired on television.
Here are a few notes for tonight's game:
- Forwards Jonathan Toews, Brandon Pirri and Marian Hossa will out sit out tonight's game
- Antti Raanta will be the Blackhawks' backup goaltender
- It looks as if Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are sitting out for the Red Wings
For the Blackhawks morning skate, the lines have been:
Line One: Bryan Bickell-Teuvo Teravainen-Patrick Kane
Line Two: Patrick Sharp-Brandon Saad-Jeremy Morin
Line Three: Ben Smith-Drew LeBlanc-Jimmy Hayes
Line Four: Brandon Bollig-Marcus Kruger-Joakim Nordstrom
Even though it`s a preseason game, you can bet the United Center will be loud tonight with the Red Wings in town. The Blackhawks are hoping to see some good play from their younger prospects in real game situations. The roster is getting close to being set and only a couple of spots are up for grabs.
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