Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ NY Rangers

stats_logo_400x225* The Rangers won the first matchup between these clubs this season, 3-2, in Chicago. New York will be seeking its first home win over the Blackhawks since November 1, 2010.

* The Blackhawks are averaging the second-most shots on goal in the NHL this season (33.3), while the Rangers own the third-highest mark (32.9).
* The Rangers have won five of their last six games overall and have split their last eight home contests. Chicago is 12-2-5 against Eastern Conference foes this season.
* Henrik Lundqvist is 10-2-0 with a 1.58 GAA in his last 12 starts and is riding a current five-game winning streak. Lundqvist has five wins in eight career starts against the Blackhawks.

* Derick Brassard has eight points (3g, 5a) during his current six-game point streak and has lit the lamp in three of his last four games.

* The Blackhawks have six players with at least 40 points this season – the most in hockey (Patrick Kane, 63; Patrick Sharp, 58; Jonathan Toews, 55; Marian Hossa, 50; Duncan Keith, 48; Brandon Saad, 40).

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