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Boston gets Marchand back for Winter Classic; Chicago on hot streak heading into sixth outdoor game

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

BRUINS (21-14-4) at BLACKHAWKS (15-20-6)

1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS


The Game

The Chicago Blackhawks will play in their sixth NHL outdoor game and the Boston Bruins in their third when they meet in the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, on Tuesday.

The Blackhawks have won five of their past six games (5-1-0) and six of their past nine (6-2-1). Chicago is 1-4-0 in outdoor games, including 0-3-0 in the Winter Classic (2009, 2015 and 2017). 

The Bruins ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 overtime win at the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Boston is 1-1-0 in outdoor games, both in the Winter Classic (2010 and 2016).


Players to watch

Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, who has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in his past 10 games, will play after missing the game in Buffalo with an upper-body injury.

Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane has 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in a seven-game point streak.


They said it

"Games like this, when you're coming into the League or growing up, you never think things like this would happen, so it's very cool to be a part of something like this. … To play in front of 70,000 people will be an incredible, incredible experience." -- Bruins forward Brad Marchand


"Just going out in the [stadium] and looking around, it's pretty cool to think it's going to be packed with fans. Whether you're one of the new guys or you've played in five or six outdoor games, it's going to be fun for everyone." -- Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews


Bruins projected lineup

Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

Danton Heinen -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner

Joakim Nordstrom -- Colby Cave -- Noel Acciari

Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug -- John Moore

Matt Grzelcyk -- Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steven Kampfer, Ryan Donato

Injured: Charlie McAvoy (lower body)

Suspended: David Backes


Blackhawks projected lineup

Brandon Saad -- Jonathan Toews -- Dominik Kahun

Artem Anisimov -- Dylan Strome -- Patrick Kane

Alex DeBrincat -- David Kampf -- Dylan Sikura

Brendan Perlini -- Marcus Kruger -- John Hayden

Duncan Keith -- Erik Gustafsson

Gustav Forsling -- Brent Seabrook

Carl Dahlstrom -- Connor Murphy

Cam Ward

Collin Delia

Scratched: Chris Kunitz, Andreas Martinsen

Injured: Corey Crawford (concussion)


Status report

Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula, who was acquired in a trade from the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, is not with the team because he's working out immigration issues, Chicago general manager Stan Bowman said. … Defenseman Jason Garrison, also acquired in the trade from Edmonton, will be put on waivers with the purpose of being sent to Rockford of the American Hockey League, Bowman said. … McAvoy will miss his third straight game.


Stat pack

Toews, Kane, Keith and Seabrook have played in all five of Chicago's outdoor games. … Bergeron and Chara played in both of Boston's previous outdoor games. Rask played in the 2016 Winter Classic and was the backup in the 2009 game at Fenway Park.

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