Blackhawks Game Notes For Monday vs. Calgary
* The Flames dropped a 6-4 home decision to the Blues on Saturday night, losing for the fifth time in their first six games for the second consecutive season (1-4-1 this season, started 1-5-0 last year). Calgary has gone without a power-play goal in five straight tilts (1-for-25 overall with the man-advantage this season).
* Chicago beat Toronto, 5-4, in a shootout at United Center on Saturday night, winning for the third time in the last four games after beginning the year 0-2-0. The Blackhawks are 11-5 (.688) in shootouts since the beginning of 2014-15 – third best in the NHL.
* The Blackhawks went 4-0-1 against the Flames in 2015-16, allowing one goal or fewer in four of those five contests. Dating to the beginning of 2012-13, Chicago is 8-0-4 in its last 12 skates with Calgary – tied for the third-longest active point streak by any team vs. any opponent.
* Former Blackhawk, Kris Versteeg, lit the lamp twice Saturday night, scoring his first goals of the season. Versteeg has five points (1g, 4a) in six career skates against Chicago.
* Richard Panik notched his sixth marker of the season Saturday night, matching his entire total of goals from 2015-16 (played in 30 games last year). Panik has one goal in four career skates against the Flames.
* Chicago has allowed at least one power-play goal in each of its first six games of the season – its longest such streak to begin any year since 2005-06 (14 straight). Not surprisingly, the Blackhawks have the worst penalty-kill percentage in the league (42.9 percent).