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Blackhawks – Golden Knights Game 6: Packed House Awaits



The Chicago Blackhawks finally get a home opener as they take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights tonight at 7pm. There will be a number of fan experiences as well so if you’re headed to the game–get there early. But the Madhouse will be packed as the Bedard era is finally opened on home ice.

Previously on Blackhawks Hockey:

The Blackhawks hung around for the first half of the first period before the Colorado Avalanche took full control, beating Chicago 4-0. The talent gap was seen as a tired Hawks team with four games under the belt struggled to keep up with the faster and veteran laden Avalanche.

Blackhawks – Golden Knights Look Back

The Blackhawks picked up a win in three tries last season against Vegas and will face what looks like an even tougher team that arrives to the United Center undefeated.

Roster Notes

  • Taylor Raddysh moves up to the top line with Connor Bedard and Taylor Hall
  • Ryan Donato shuffles down to center the fourth line
  • Cole Guttman was the odd man out, sent down to Rockford earlier today

How to Watch and Listen

TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720

What to Watch For In 75 Words Or Less

Vegas comes in undefeated and will present a similar challenge as Colorado did on Thursday night. With an emotional night honoring the late Rocky Wirtz and one of the biggest home openers in recent memory because of Connor Bedard, can the Hawks captalize over what could be an extra surge of energy?

Best Case/Worst Case/Final Answer

Best Case – The Hawks bounce back and shuffling lines leads to better offensive chances and ultimately, goals.

Worst Case – The early surge wears off and Vegas dismantles the Blackhawks in a similar fashion like Colorado.

Final Answer: Very interested to see how Raddysh looks on that top line, as it was a guess of mine during the offseason as to where the Blackhawks could harness some scoring chances. Yes, and I’m sticking with the Taylor Made Line if it works. I think the top line gets a goal and the Hawks look a little more like the team that played Toronto tough.