BLACKHAWKS (21-20-6) at CANADIENS (20-20-7)
7:30 p.m. ET; SN, RDS, NBCSCH, NHL.TV
Dominik Kubalik will try to become the second Chicago Blackhawks rookie to score in six consecutive games when they face the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Wednesday.
Kubalik has 10 points (seven goals, three assists) during a six-game point streak and has scored at least one goal in each of his past five games. He is tied with four others for the second-longest goal streak by a Chicago rookie; Darryl Sutter scored in seven consecutive games from Feb. 4-17, 1981.
The Blackhawks, who defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, will look for their third straight win. They are 6-3-0 in their past nine games.
Charlie Lindgren will start for the Canadiens, who have won consecutive games following an 0-7-1 stretch.
Players to watch
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane needs three points for 1,000 in the NHL, all with the Blackhawks. Kane has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) during a seven-game point streak.
Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry has assists in three consecutive games.
They said it
"He's got confidence. He's skating the puck, he's been really clean with it, that's a big factor. There's times in the game where you have a chance to make a play and give yourself an opportunity, your linemates an opportunity, just the guys that you're on the ice with. If you have the other team in a bad spot and if you're clean with it, then you're going to get a chance." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on Dominik Kubalik
"A couple of wins gives you confidence so I also hope it gives you wings and we can be skating like we did the other night and put pressure on the other team, come back hard, kill plays." -- Canadiens coach Claude Julien
Blackhawks projected lineup
Dominik Kubalik -- Jonathan Toews -- Drake Caggiula
Alex DeBrincat -- Kirby Dach -- David Kampf
Alex Nylander -- Ryan Carpenter -- Patrick Kane
Matthew Highmore -- Zack Smith -- Dylan Sikura
Duncan Keith -- Adam Boqvist
Erik Gustafsson -- Connor Murphy
Olli Maatta -- Slater Koekkoek
Scratched: Dennis Gilbert
Injured: Calvin de Haan (right shoulder), Brandon Saad (right ankle), Brent Seabrook (right shoulder/left and right hip), Andrew Shaw (concussion protocol), Dylan Strome (right ankle)
Canadiens projected lineup
Tomas Tatar -- Phillip Danault -- Ilya Kovalchuk
Artturi Lehkonen -- Max Domi -- Nick Suzuki
Ryan Poehling -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Nick Cousins
Jordan Weal -- Nate Thompson -- Dale Weise
Ben Chiarot -- Shea Weber
Marco Scandella -- Jeff Petry
Victor Mete -- Cale Fleury
Scratched: Brett Kulak, Matthew Peca
Injured: Brendan Gallagher (upper body), Paul Byron (upper body), Joel Armia (hand), Jonathan Drouin (wrist)
Gallagher is resting and the forward will miss his third straight game since playing one game after missing the previous four because of a concussion. "They don't think it has anything to do with the first concussion, but is it a bit of a setback? We don't know that," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. … The Blackhawks traveled by train from Ottawa and did not hold a morning skate.
Toews has seven points (two goals, five assists) in three straight multipoint games. … Tatar has 10 points (eight goals, two assists) in 14 games against the Blackhawks.