SHARE
Stanley Cup Final

Hawks replace Johnson with Dowell

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Share with your Friends


Hawks replace Johnson with Dowell
The Blackhawks made one more lineup change prior to Game 3 against Vancouver Sunday night, as center Jake Dowell replaced Ryan Johnson.
CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks made one more lineup change prior to Game 3 against Vancouver Sunday night at United Center as center Jake Dowell replaced Ryan Johnson. Dowell will start the game centering the fourth line between Fernando Pisani and the other new addition, John Scott.

Dowell played in 9:24 in Game 1, registering a hit and one shot on goal. Pisani replaced him in the lineup for Game 2.

Johnson played in each of the first two games against the Canucks, averaging 8:53 of ice time with zero shots on goal and one hit. He won six of 10 faceoffs. Johnson played in 33 regular season games after signing with the club on Dec. 17. He had 1 goal and 5 assists and won 63.1 percent of his faceoffs (197-of-312).

As expected, Vancouver will have Mikael Samuelsson and Raffi Torres in the lineup Sunday night. Samuelsson sat out Game 2 with an undisclosed illness and Torres hasn't played yet in the series due to a four-game suspension that dated back to the regular season.

Samuelsson had an assist in Game 1.
 
Cody Hodgson and Aaron Rome will not play for Vancouver.

Follow Dan Rosen on Twitter at: @drosennhl
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5