BLACKHAWKS (3-6-2) at KINGS (4-9-0)
10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, NBCSCH, NHL.TV
Adam Boqvist will make his NHL debut when the Chicago Blackhawks face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
Boqvist, the No. 8 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, practiced as part of a defensive pair with Duncan Keith on Friday. Boqvist was recalled from Rockford of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
The Blackhawks are 1-4-1 in their past six games with the lone win a 5-1 victory against the Kings at United Center on Sunday.
The Kings have been outscored 20-7 in four straight losses and are 2-7-0 in their past nine games.
Players to watch
Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome had three points (two goals, one assist) against Los Angeles for his second multipoint game of the season.
Kings center Jeff Carter scored two goals in a 5-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, his first multigoal game since March 29, 2018.
They said it
"Well, he's a dynamic player and great skater. That mobility can be a benefit to us, and we just want to see where he's at." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on defenseman Adam Boqvist
"I didn't think we'd spend a whole practice on penalty kill, and that ate up a good chunk [of time], but it was obviously a huge priority of ours." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan after Los Angeles allowed four power-play goals in six chances on Wednesday
Blackhawks projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Jonathan Toews -- Alex Nylander
Dominik Kubalik -- David Kampf -- Patrick Kane
Zack Smith -- Kirby Dach -- Andrew Shaw
Alex DeBrincat -- Ryan Carpenter -- Dylan Strome
Duncan Keith -- Adam Boqvist
Calvin de Haan -- Brent Seabrook
Slater Koekkoek -- Olli Maatta
Scratched: Dennis Gilbert, Erik Gustafsson, Drake Caggiula
Injured: Connor Murphy (groin)
Kings projected lineup
Carl Grundstrom -- Anze Kopitar -- Jeff Carter
Alex Iafallo -- Adrian Kempe -- Dustin Brown
Ilya Kovalchuk -- Blake Lizotte -- Tyler Toffoli
Kyle Clifford -- Michael Amadio -- Trevor Lewis
Alec Martinez -- Drew Doughty
Ben Hutton -- Sean Walker
Kurtis MacDermid -- Matt Roy
Scratched: Joakim Ryan, Austin Wagner, Nikolai Prokhorkin
Injured: Derek Forbort (back)
Boqvist also worked with the second power-play unit on Friday. … Chicago changed up its lines in practice, including moving Saad and Nylander up to play with Toews. … Toffoli will return to the lineup after being scratched against the Canucks.
Chicago is 0-for-20 on the power play in its past six games. … Toews does not have a point in his past six games. … Kane has one assist in his past five games. … The Kings have killed 16 of 25 penalties (64.0 percent) at home and have allowed at least one power-play goal in four of their six home games.