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:
First: Patrick Sharp -- Jonathan Toews -- Michael Frolik
Second: Daniel Carcillo -- Patrick Kane -- Marian Hossa
Third: Andrew Brunette -- Dave Bolland -- Rostislav Olesz
Fourth: Viktor Stalberg -- Marcus Kruger -- Jamal Mayers
First pairing: Duncan Keith -- Brent Seabrook
Second pairing: Nick Leddy -- Niklas Hjalmarsson
Third pairing: Sami Lepisto -- Sean O'Donnell
There also were changes made to the first and second power-play units. The Hawks went 0-for-5 with the advantage against the Canucks. They have only scored five power-play goals in 14 games, bad enough for the 28th-ranked power play in the league.
Here are the new power-play units:
First: Brent Seabrook, Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Andrew Brunette, Viktor Stalberg
Second: Duncan Keith or Nick Leddy, Dave Bolland, Patrick Kane, Daniel Carcillo, Marian Hossa