It should come as no surprise that the Blackhawks' lines and defensive pairings were different Monday at practice. Their loss to the Canucks on Sunday was an ugly one, and some players were already struggling before that.
"Whether it was coming or not, [the loss against the rival Canucks] was a game that gets your attention in a lot of ways," coach Joel Quenneville said after practice. "When you look at things, you don't mind making changes on a merit basis. Guys will get different opportunities and a get chance to enhance their opportunity going forward."
Some of the changes include possibly getting defenseman Duncan Keith (finger/hand injury) back in the lineup after three games, dropping Andrew Brunette down from the first line and getting Rostislav Olesz some playing time after he was scratched 12 games.
Here's a look at the new lines and defensive pairings from practice Monday: