JETS (3-2-0) at BLACKHAWKS (0-2-0)
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Robin Lehner will start in his Chicago Blackhawks debut against the Winnipeg Jets at United Center on Saturday.
The goalie, who was 25-13-5 with a 2.13 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and six shutouts in 46 games (43 starts) with the New York Islanders last season, signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on July 1.
Calvin de Haan will also play his first game for Chicago. The defenseman, acquired in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on June 24, missed the Blackhawks' first two games because of a groin injury.
Chicago looks to avoid its worst start since it began the 1997-98 season 0-7-0.
Jets forward Patrik Laine has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in a five-game point streak to start the season. Winnipeg is going for its third straight win.
Players to watch
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in 32 games against Winnipeg.
Jets center Mark Scheifele has five assists in his past two games.
They said it
"We definitely have to tighten it up. Again, it's time to stop making excuses. We've got to do our assignments, we've got to take care of the puck. We've got to tighten it up. We've got to start boxing out and playing a little bit more of a team game." -- Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner
"We know their group. We've played them enough … we know what it takes to win. It's going to be a grinder but I think we're prepared for that. This group's only going to grow and it's only going to get better from here." -- Jets forward Kyle Connor on facing Chicago
Jets projected lineup
Patrik Laine -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor -- Andrew Copp -- Nikolaj Ehlers
Gabriel Bourque -- Adam Lowry -- Mark Letestu
Mathieu Perreault -- Jack Roslovic -- Mason Appleton
Josh Morrissey -- Neal Pionk
Carl Dahlstrom -- Tucker Poolman
Anthony Bitetto -- Dmitry Kulikov
Scratched: David Gustafsson, Ville Heinola
Injured: Bryan Little (concussion), Nathan Beaulieu (upper body)
Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien
Blackhawks projected lineup
Alex DeBrincat -- Jonathan Toews -- Drake Caggiula
Andrew Shaw -- Dylan Strome -- Patrick Kane
Brandon Saad -- David Kampf -- Dominik Kubalik
Zack Smith -- Ryan Carpenter -- Brendan Perlini
Duncan Keith -- Connor Murphy
Olli Maatta -- Brent Seabrook
Calvin de Haan -- Erik Gustafsson
Scratched: Alexander Nylander, Slater Koekkoek
The Jets assigned defenseman Sami Niku to Manitoba of the American Hockey League on Friday. … Winnipeg did not have a morning skate Saturday. ... Center Kirby Dach (concussion) was activated off injured reserve and sent to Rockford of the American Hockey League for conditioning.
Winnipeg has won five straight against Chicago. … Wheeler has five points (three goals, two assists) this season. … Gustafsson has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in eight games against the Jets.