(CBS) Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville will utilize the nuclear line for a must-win Game 5 against the Blues on Thursday night.
Quenneville will pair stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line, a move he rarely employs. Richard Panik will also skate with them.READ MORE: Bomb Squad Investigating Suspicious Package In South Austin
Teuvo Teravainen will also move onto the wing on the second line alongisde Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin, a duo that typically skates with Kane. Andrew Ladd, Marcus Kruger and Marian Hossa are set to comprise the third line.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Charged In March Carjacking Of Rideshare Driver
The Blackhawks will be without forward Andrew Shaw, who was suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur late in their Game 4 loss.
Defenseman David Rundblad will also play Thursday, Quenneville said. He hasn’t played for the Blackhawks since mid-December, as to was loaned to the ZSC Lions in Switzerland.MORE NEWS: State, Local Health Departments Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid CDC, FDA Review
Chicago trails 3-1 in the series. Puck drop is set for a little after 8:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center.