Blackhawks Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Arizona
* The Coyotes dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Jets in Winnipeg on Sunday night, and have now lost a season-high tying five straight games overall (0-4-1 record). Arizona is just 8-24-5 when scoring three or fewer times in 2014-15 (8-0-0 in all other contests).
* Chicago lost, 6-3, to Dallas at United Center on Sunday night, suffering its second straight and third loss in the last four home games overall. Sunday’s setback marked the first time this season that the Blackhawks have lost when scoring three or more goals (22-1-0 record).
* Tonight marks the first of three meetings between the Coyotes and Blackhawks in 2014-15. Arizona has taken at least one point from each of its last six games against the Blackhawks at United Center (4-0-2 record).
* Oliver Ekman-Larsson lit the lamp in Sunday night’s setback, giving him nine goals in his last 21 skates – most of any NHL blueliner since December 1. Ekman-Larsson has just two assists (no goals) in 11 career games vs. Chicago.
* Patrick Kane netted a marker against Dallas Sunday night, giving him a team-high total of 21 goals on the season, 17 of which have been scored since November 14 – tied with Tomas Tatar and Alex Ovechkin for most in the league since that date. Including five straight multi-point performances, Kane has 27 points (6g, 21a) in 24 career games against the Coyotes.
* The Blackhawks are averaging 35.2 shots on goal in 2014-15 – most of any team in the league. Opponents are averaging 31.6 SOG per game against the Coyotes this season (sixth most in the NHL).