The Florida Panthers will have Sergei Bobrovsky back in net Tuesday night against the host Chicago Blackhawks at 8:30 p.m. (Bally Sports Florida).
Coach Paul Maurice said there would be no other lineup changes from Sunday’s win against the Islanders.
This will be the fifth start in seven games for Bobrovsky (2-1-1, .916/2.79) as the Panthers kick off the roughest stretch of a young season.
The Panthers will play six of their next seven games away from home.
After playing in Chicago and Philadelphia on this trip, Florida will play host to Ottawa on Saturday night.
The Panthers then embark on a four-game trip to the west coast against the three California teams and the Tempe Coyotes.
On Monday, Maurice spoke about the depth of his team coming through early in the season.
Despite not getting goals from returning leading scorers Sasha Barkov and Sam Reinhart, the Panthers have seen scoring come from a variety of different sources.
On Sunday, it was Anton Lundell, Eetu Luostarinen and Ryan Lomberg doing the honors.
“It is critical with the injuries we have had on the blue line and you know you won’t be healthy up front all year,” Maurice said.
“You make hay where the sun shines. Each line has a different identity, a different style of play. I’m pretty happy with where they’re at. We would like a little more finish. We’re not going to complain about that though because of the generation of chances we have been getting.”
Chicago comes into the game riding a three-game winning streak following two straight losses to start its season.
The Blackhawks have not played a team on the scale of the Panthers since those losses, however, as they opened against Colorado (5-3) and Vegas (1-0).
Chicago’s three wins came against San Jose, Detroit and Seattle.
The Blackhawks enter Tuesday with one of the best special teams in the league. While the penalty kill has only been successful 76.2 percent of the time, Chicago has scored a league-high four shorthanded goals.
Chicago is ranked fourth on the power play with four goals and a 31 percent success rate; the Panthers rank fourth from the bottom of the NHL with just two goals and a 7.4 percent rate.
Alex Stalock will be in net for Chicago with a 2.14 GAA and .938 save percentage.
PANTHERS ON DECK
FLORIDA PANTHERS AT CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
- When: Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.
- Where: United Center, Chicago
- TV/Streaming: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+
- Radio: WQAM 560-AM; WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
- Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
- DraftKings odds — Florida favored: Money Line (-230); Puck line (-1.5, +100); Over/Under 6.5 (-115/-105)
- Last season: Florida won 2-0
- All-time regular season series: Blackhawks lead 27-17-4, 3 ties
PROJECTED FLORIDA PANTHERS LINEUP
23 Carter Verhaeghe // 16 Sasha Barkov // 13 Sam Reinhart
38 Rudolfs Balcers // 9 Sam Bennett // 19 Matthew Tkachuk
27 Eetu Luostarinen // 15 Anton Lundell // 6 Colin White
94 Ryan Lomberg // 21 Nick Cousins // 70 Patric Hornqvist
42 Gus Forsling // 62 Brandon Montour
28 Josh Mahura // 7 Radko Gudas
3 Matt Kiersted // 18 Marc Staal
72 Sergei Bobrovsky
30 Spencer Knight
Scratch: Eric Staal, Lucas Carlsson
Injured: Anthony Duclair (LTIR-Achilles), Aaron Ekblad (LTIR-groin)
PROJECTED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LINEUP
89 Andreas Athanasiou // 13 Max Domi // 88 Patrick Kane
90 Tyler Johnson // 19 Jonathan Toews // 11 Taylor Raddysh
23 Philipp Kurashev // 17 Jason Dickinson // 24 Sam Lafferty
16 Jhar Khaira // 58 MacKenzie Entwistle // 43 Colin Blackwell
8 Jack Johnson // 4 Seth Jones
25 Jarred Tinordi // 5 Connor Murphy
6 Jake McCabe // 48 Filip Roos
32 Alex Stalock
40 Arvid Soderblom