Blackhawks visit Tommy Wingels, red-hot Bruins
Wingles, 29, has recorded a goal and two assists in four games since being acquired by Boston on Feb. 26. In 15 career games against Chicago, he has three goals and an assist.
Brad Marchand scored a third straight game-winning goal in the Bruins’ fifth straight win, a 3-2 decision over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Marchand has 29 goals and 67 points in 52 games this season. In 10 games against Chicago, Marchand has four goals and nine assists.
The Bruins head into Saturday’s game six points back of Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division, but they have three games in hand and three more games against the Lightning.
The Hawks are coming off a 3-2 home loss to Carolina Thursday, with former Hawks Scott Darling and Teuvo Teravainen playing key roles in the Hurricanes’ victory. Darling stopped 22 shots, while Teravainen set up the winning goal.
Boston and Chicago split two games last season, both winning on the road. Patrick Kane leads the Hawks with seven goals and 12 points in 14 career games against the Bruins. J-F Berube, who is expected to start, has never faced Boston in his career.
|F1||Brandon Saad – Jonathan Toews – Patrick Kane|
|F2||Alex DeBrincat – Nick Schmaltz – Vinnie Hinostroza|
|F3||Tomas Jurco – Artem Anisimov – Matthew Highmore|
|F4||Patrick Sharp – David Kampf – Anthony Duclair|
|D1||Duncan Keith – Connor Murphy|
|D2||Erik Gustaffson – Brent Seabrook|
|D3||Jordan Oesterle – Jan Rutta|
|F1||Brad Marchand – Riley Nash – David Pastrnak|
|F2||Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – Rick Nash|
|F3||Danton Heinen – Tommy Wingels – Brian Gionta|
|F4||Tim Schaller – Sean Kuraly – Noel Acciari|
|D1||Zdeno Chara – Brandon Carlo|
|D2||Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid|
|D3||Matt Grzelcyk – Kevan Miller|
*Lines are subject to change.
How to watch Blackhawks at Bruins
Start time: Noon CT
Location: TD Garden, Boston
TV: NBC Sports Chicago, NHL Network