* The Blackhawks have won six consecutive games against the Thrashers/Jets franchise, last losing to them back on October 27, 2007. Chicago has won each of the two meetings between these teams this season.
* The Jets have won four of their last six games, however, four of their games in that span have been decided in a shootout.
* The Blackhawks have dropped two of their last three games after losing just once in their previous eight contests. Three of Chicago’s four regulation losses this season have come on the road.
* Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has scored four goals in his last three games after recording just three goals in his previous 35 contests (dating back to last season).
* Patrick Kane has 11 points (4g, 7a) during his current eight-game point streak. Kane has five goals and six assists in seven career games against with the Thrashers/Jets franchise.
* Marian Hossa may return to action today after missing his last three games due to a lower-body injury. Hossa has five goals and four assists in his last six games against his former team.