The Chicago Blackhawks will try to win back-to-back games tonight as they travel to Ottawa to face off against the Senators.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won two out of three games, but that didn’t stop Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville from making a couple of changes on their roster. The Chicago Blackhawks waived Cody Franson and recalled Tomas Jurco while sending John Hayden down to Rockford on Monday.
Then, earlier today, the Blackhawks called up Erik Gustafsson while deciding to healthy-scratch Brent Seabrook from tonight’s game against Ottawa.
No matter what the changes are on the Chicago Blackhawks’ roster, the difference in what the ‘Hawks have been doing offensively is the play of their top line since Vinnie Hinostroza was put with Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews.
The ‘Hawks were stuck depending on one line to score until Vinnie woke up 19 and 20. The speed of Hinostroza has been able to open up the ice for the other two to make things happen. With this line being dangerous on the offensive end makes it so the other teams can’t stack their defense against Patrick Kane.
When the ‘Hawks put Franson on waivers yesterday, one would think this means that the Hawks are really comfortable with Jordan Oesterle. The play of Oesterle has been really good of late, especially on the offensive end. The one thing I like about his play is that he can get pucks on net when almost all of the other ‘Hawks defensemen have their shots blocked.
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The ‘Hawks have gotten off to slow starts, so look for them to try and jump on the Senators early and not let a team that is struggling get any confidence on home ice.
Here are the listings for tonight’s game!
Game time-6:30 p.m.
TV listings- NBCSCH
Radio listings- WGN Radio
Live streaming- NBCSCH LIve Stream
Radio live streaming- WGN Radio App
I predicted a Blackhawks win, but I didn’t think the ‘Hawks would keep the Oilers off the scoreboard almost all night long. Let’s see if I can get tonight’s game right!
Final score prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks need to get off to a fast start, which they will while cruising to a 4-2 win in an arena the ‘Hawks don’t play too well in historically.
Three stars predictions
No. 3 Star- Alex DeBrincat– 1 goal, 1 assist
No. 2 Star- Brandon Saad– 1 goal, 1 assist
No. 1 Star- Vinnie Hinostroza-2 goals
What are your predictions for tonight’s game?