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Blackhawks juggle lines, reunite Hossa, Toews

Wednesday, 05.28.2014 / 2:28 PM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / Blackhawks-Kings series blog

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Blackhawks juggle lines, reunite Hossa, Toews

CHICAGO -- Once again, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is juggling his forward lines to see if he can spark something against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final.

The Kings lead 3-1 in the best-of-7 series heading into Game 5 on Wednesday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).

During the morning skate Quenneville had right wing Marian Hossa back up with center Jonathan Toews and left wing Bryan Bickell on the top line, and right wing Patrick Kane with left wing Brandon Saad and center Andrew Shaw on the second line.

The third line consisted of left wing Patrick Sharp, center Michal Handzus and right wing Kris Versteeg.

"I thought Saad and [Shaw] last game were effective," Quenneville said. "[Kane] can add to the mix there. I thought they had a good couple of periods there, generated some [offensive] zone time and chances and scored a nice goal as well. I think it's production and defensive responsibility on all the lines. We're looking for that balance."

Here are the projected lineups for both teams:

BLACKHAWKS

Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Patrick Kane

Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Kris Versteeg

Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Michal Rozsival, Joakim Nordstrom, Jeremy Morin, David Rundblad, Klas Dahlbeck

KINGS

Marian Gaborik - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown

Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli

Dwight King - Jarret Stoll - Justin Williams

Kyle Clifford - Mike Richards - Trevor Lewis

Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty

Willie Mitchell - Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez - Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick

Martin Jones

Scratched: Colin Fraser, Brayden McNabb, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Jeff Schultz, Linden Vey, Andy Andreoff, Jordan Nolan, Jean-Francois Berube

Injured: Robyn Regehr (knee)

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