The Chicago Blackhawks hit the road to face off against the Nashville Predators tonight at the Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
This is the first away game for the Blackhawks during the 2016-2017 NHL regular season, and after a 5-2 loss to their rivals the St. Louis Blues, Chicago fans and players are craving the first win of the season.
Andrew Desjardins is still on IR but Niklas Hjalmarsson will be making his debut during tonight's match-up.
The first line of forwards should be Artemi Panarin, Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik, as coach Q tries to mix things up during the earlier games of the season. Duncan Keith is expected to pair up with Hjalmarsson in order to shut down any power plays and the Predators offensive lines.
P. K. Subban will be hitting the ice tonight for the Nashville Predators and a lot of attention is on him for being recognized as one of the best defensemen in the league.