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stats_logo_400x225* The Blackhawks have won seven consecutive games against the Jets/Thrashers – the longest active streak against the franchise.

* The Blackhawks have earned at least one standings point in 13 of their last 14 home games (9-1-4), while outscoring their opponents 50-28 over the stretch.

* Over the last two seasons, the Blackhawks have gone 15-1-2 in games played on Sundays. Only Pittsburgh (10-1-0) has a better record on Sundays over this span.

* Patrick Kane, who snapped an 11-game goalless streak with a goal in Minnesota Thursday night, has recorded four multi-point games over his last six games against the Jets/Thrashers.

stats_logo_400x225* Including the playoffs, the Blackhawks have scored a power-play goal in each of their last four games against the Wild – tied for their second-longest active streaks against one opponent (five straight games vs. Coyotes).

* After picking up a 5-4 shootout loss in Detroit last night, the Blackhawks have earned at least one standings point in 16 of their last 17 games (9-1-7).

* The Wild have now gone six consecutive games without a single power-play goal – the second-longest active streak in the NHL (Panthers 11).

* The Wild have alternated two-game losing and winning streaks over their last eight home games (LLWWLLWW).

* Ryan Suter has scored six goals over his last eight home games, after going 27 consecutive home games without a single goal.

* Patrick Kane, whose 23 goals this season exactly match his total from each of the last two seasons, has now gone 11 consecutive games without a goal – the third-longest goalless streak of his career.

stats_logo_400x225* The Blackhawks beat the Bruins, 3-2, in a shootout at United Center on Sunday, snapping their seven-game losing streak in overtime/shootout contests with the win. Chicago has taken at least one point from 15 of its last 16 tilts overall (9-1-6 record).
* Detroit lost, 4-1, to the Blues at home on Monday, and has now dropped eight of its last 10 games at Joe Louis Arena overall (2-7-1 record). The Wings have just seven home victories in 2013-14 – tied with Calgary for fewest of any NHL club.
* This game marks the first meeting of the season between these former divisional foes. The Blackhawks swept four games from the Red Wings in 2012-13 (prior to defeating them 4-3 in the playoffs), and have won seven straight vs. Detroit overall – the longest active win streak by any team vs. the Wings.
* Marian Hossa netted his 20th goal of the season Sunday, garnering first-star honors for his performance. Hossa, who now has 20+ goals for 13th time in 16 NHL seasons, hasn’t recorded a marker vs. the Red Wings in over two years (since December 30, 2011 – eight games).
* Henrik Zetterberg had a helper Monday, giving him three points (1g, 2a) in his last two skates, and nine points (4g, 5a) in 10 games since returning from a back injury on December 28. Zetterberg has just two assists (no goals) in his last seven skates against the Blackhawks.
* Chicago has 70 second-period goals in 2013-14 – second most in the NHL. Detroit has lit the lamp just 32 times in the second period this season (third fewest in the league).

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins got an early wakeup call for their showdown Sunday at the United Center.

The unique 11:30 a.m. start meant the disruption of game-day routines, but the teams didn’t play like it as they traded hits, scoring chances and big saves during an entertaining game–the first matchup between the Original Six teams since the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

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* The Blackhawks, who defeated the Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, have not scored a single power-play goal over their last four regular-season games against the Bruins.

* The Bruins have outscored their opponents by 21 goals (56/35) during the third period this season – the second-best differential in the NHL this weekend (St. Louis +24).

* The Bruins have seven different skaters with at least 10 goals this season – tied (with Winnipeg and Philadelphia) for the most in the NHL entering the weekend.

* Patrice Bergeron, who has scored a goal in back-to-back games for the third time this season, last scored a goal in three consecutive games January 28 – February 2, 2006.

stats_logo_400x225* Anaheim (77 points) and Chicago (71 points) are currently ranked one and two in NHL in team points. Each team has only one regulation loss since December 15. During this span, however, Anaheim has no overtime losses while Chicago has six.

* The Ducks scored a franchise-record nine goals in their win over Vancouver on Wednesday. The 9-1 verdict was also their largest margin of victory ever.

* The Ducks are looking for their sixth straight win over Chicago in the series. The five wins over Chicago have all come by two goals or less.

* The Blackhawks have dropped their last seven games that have gone past regulation, dating to a 2-1 shootout win in Dallas on November 29. They are 4-11 in games that last longer than 60 minutes, going 0-5 in overtime and 4-6 in shootouts.

* In the Ducks’ big win two nights ago, Corey Perry recorded his fifth career four-point game and his first since April 6, 2011, a 6-2 win over San Jose.

* The Blackhawks lead the NHL in points by defensemen with 136; St. Louis is second with 126. Chicago blueliner Duncan Keith’s 44 points rank second among NHL defensemen on the season.

The Blackhawks host Anaheim Friday, the Ducks have won 18 of their last 19 games.

stats_logo_400x225* The Avalanche defeated the Wild, 4-2, at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, snapping their four-game road losing streak in the process. Colorado is 15-1-1 when scoring four or more goals this season (13-11-4 when netting fewer than four markers).

* Chicago beat Edmonton, 5-3, at United Center on Sunday, snapping its season-high tying three-game losing streak with the victory. The Blackhawks have netted at least five goals 19 times in 2013-14 – easily the most in the league (Anaheim and St. Louis are tied for second with 14).
* The Avs and Blackhawks have split their first two meetings of 2013-14, each winning once on its home ice. Dating to the beginning of 2010-11, these two clubs have played six times at United Center and each has skated off with three wins.
* Ryan O’Reilly lit the lamp twice Saturday, giving him four markers in his last five skates, and 16 total on the season – two shy of tying his career-high of 18 goals in 2011-12. O’Reilly has three assists (no goals) in eight career games vs. the Blackhawks at United Center.
* Patrick Kane had two helpers Sunday, snapping his season-high tying three-game pointless streak, and giving him 56 points overall in 2013-14 – tied with John Tavares for second most in the league (Sidney Crosby – 67). Kane has five points (1g, 4a) during his current three-game scoring streak vs. the Avs.
* Joel Quenneville has 690 career NHL victories – two shy of tying Dick Irvin (1928-29 to 1955-56) for third most in league history (Scotty Bowman – 1244, Al Arbour – 782).

stats_logo_400x225* The home team has won each of the last eight meetings between these teams. At the same time, the teams have not faced each other since December 21, 2011 – a 5-1 Chicago victory.

* The Blackhawks have lost back-to-back games (0-1-1) for the first time since a three-game losing streak December 3-6 (0-2-1).

* While the Canadiens are 8-2-1 over their last 11 home games, they have not scored more than three goals once over their last eight home games.
* Tomas Plekanec, who has recorded at least one point in each of his last three games, has not had a longer point streak since a four-game streak March 9-16, 2013.

* Since December 8, only three Western Conference skaters have recorded at least 20 points, and all three are Blackhawks (Patric Sharp 23, Patrick Kane 20 and Jonathan Toews 20).

* Patrick Kane’s 23 goals this season exactly match his totals from last season and during the 2011-12 season.

stats_logo_400x225* The Blueshirts dropped a 4-3 home decision in a shootout with Columbus on Monday, and are now 5-2-1 in their last eight contests overall. Including a 2-for-6 performance with the man-advantage vs. the Blue Jackets, New York has clicked on 29.6 percent (8-for-27) of its power-play opportunities in the last eight games.

* Chicago lost, 3-2, in a shootout vs. San Jose on Sunday, recording its 10th straight game with at least a point in the process (6-0-4 record during streak). The Blackhawks are 4-9 in overtime/shootout games this season – tied for third worst in the NHL.
* This marks the first of two meetings between the Rangers and Blackhawks in 2013-14 (and the first meeting since March 9, 2012). These two clubs have met eight times since the beginning of 2005-06, and each has skated off with four victories.
* Rick Nash lit the lamp twice on Monday, recording his first multi-goal game of 2013-14 in the process. Nash has 24 career markers vs. the Blackhawks – his second most against any opponent (Detroit – 25).
* Former Ranger, Michal Rozsival netted his first goal since March 1, 2012 (69 games) in Sunday’s setback, giving him two points in his last four skates overall (three points in his first 20 games of the season). Rozsival has three points (1g, 2a) in his last six games vs. the Blueshirts.
* Four of the 11 NHL skaters with a +20 rating or higher in 2013-14 are Blackhawks: Marian Hossa (+22), Patrick Sharp (+22), Brent Seabrook (+22) and Jonathan Toews (+21).

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