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PREVIEW: Blackhawks at Red Wings 9/20

The Chicago Blackhawks continue their 2018 preseason against the Red Wings in Detroit

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m. CT

TV: WGN-TV RADIO: ESPN 1000

The Blackhawks are expected to ice a few more NHL-experienced players tonight than they did in their first preseason game on Tuesday.

Chicago is 0-1-0 in preseason action following that trip to Columbus in which Alexandre Fortin was their lone goal scorer in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. 2017 first-round pick Henri Jokiharju led the team in ice time with more than 23 minutes and was "excellent" according to his head coach. Cam Ward stopped 13 of 15 shots he faced in his debut.

The Red Wings won their first preseason game by a score of 3-2 in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.

Trevor Hamilton and Jussi Jokinen were the goal-scorers for Detroit in regulation, while Michael Rasmussen buried the winner in OT.

SEASON SERIES:

This is the first of two preseason meetings between the two clubs. They will play each other again in exhibition on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. CT in Chicago. (PURCHASE TICKETS)

During the 2017-18 season, Chicago faced Detroit two times, splitting the series. The Blackhawks were shut out 4-0 at home on January 14, but beat the Red Wings 5-1 in Detroit on January 25.

This season, Chicago plays Detroit twice again. They host the Red Wings on February 10 (PURCHASE TICKETS) at 3 p.m. and head to Detroit on February 20.

LINEUP NOTES:

Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat will all make the trip to Detroit after sitting out the first preseason game, which was a 4-1 loss in Columbus on Tuesday night.

The goaltenders will be Anton Forsberg and Kevin Lankinen. 

FORWARDS (14)

8 Nick Schmaltz

11 Jordan Schroeder

12 Alex DeBrincat

14 Chris Kunitz

19 Jonathan Toews

20 Brandon Saad

24 Dominik Kahun

36 Matthew Highmore

58 Mackenzie Entwistle

62 Luke Johnson

64 David Kampf

67 Jacob Nilsson

70 Tyler Sikura

88 Patrick Kane

DEFENSEMEN (8)

6 Andrew Campbell

23 Brandon Manning

27 Adam Boqvist

41 Joni Tuulola

45 Luc Snuggerud

47 Lucas Carlsson

52 Darren Raddysh

74 Nicolas Beaudin

GOALTENDERS (2)

31 Anton Forsberg

34 Kevin Lankinen

OPPONENT TO WATCH:

The Red Wings are expected to have 2018 sixth-overall pick Filip Zadina in the lineup against the Blackhawks tonight. The offensively dynamic Czech skater racked up 44 goals and 38 assists in 57 games for the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads last season.

Tweet from @Dwakiji: #RedWings-#Blackhawks rosters for tonight. pic.twitter.com/CGrpoEJgK9

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