BLUE JACKETS (1-0-0) at BLACKHAWKS (1-0-0)
8:30 p.m. ET; WGN, FS-O, NHL.TV
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad, traded for one another on June 23, will be in the spotlight at United Center.
Panarin had three assists in his debut with the Blue Jackets, who defeated the New York Islanders 5-0 at Nationwide Arena on Friday. Saad had a hat trick in the Blackhawks' 10-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.
Goalie Corey Crawford will start for the Blackhawks. The Blue Jackets didn't skate Saturday and did not announce their starter. Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves Friday.
Players to watch
Alexander Wennberg had two assists against the Islanders while centering Panarin and Cam Atkinson, who scored a goal.
Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartman had five points (one goal, four assists) against the Penguins.
They said it
"I thought it was going to be a little bit of a learning curve of what we want out of [Panarin] in that part of the game. From Day 1, he's been involved. He's asked questions. We're really excited about what he brings in the full package." -- Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella on Panarin's defensive play.
"When we made the trade, that's immediately what I felt … that both guys can really help their teams. In a short one-game sampling, I think both teams would probably be very happy with the way things are going." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, on the Saad-Panarin trade
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Artemi Panarin -- Alexander Wennberg -- Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano -- Nick Foligno -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Brandon Dubinsky -- Matt Calvert
Markus Hannikainen -- Lukas Sedlak -- Zac Dalpe
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Jack Johnson -- David Savard
Ryan Murray -- Gabriel Carlsson
Scratched: Josh Anderson, Scott Harrington
Injured: Boone Jenner (back), Jordan Schroeder (upper body), Sam Vigneault (hand)
Blackhawks projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Jonathan Toews -- Richard Panik
Ryan Hartman -- Nick Schmaltz -- Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp -- Artem Anisimov -- Alex DeBrincat
Lance Bouma - Tommy Wingels -- John Hayden
Duncan Keith -- Brent Seabrook
Michal Kempny -- Connor Murphy
Gustav Forsling -- Jan Rutta
Scratched: Cody Franson, Jordan Oesterle
Injured: Tanner Kero (upper body)
Kero participated in the morning skate but will not play. … Schmaltz, who left early after hurting his knee against the Penguins, will be in the lineup. … Wingels, who's from the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, will make his Blackhawks debut.
Columbus is 4-2-0 against Chicago since 2014-15. … Saad was the first Blackhawks player to get a hat trick in a season opener since Bobby Hull on Oct. 23, 1965.