Blackhawks Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Nashville
* Nashville lost, 4-0, in Arizona on Saturday night, and has now dropped three straight games by a combined score of 13-4. The Predators have been shut out five times in 2015-16 – tied for second most in the league.
* Chicago doubled up Colorado, 6-3, at United Center on Sunday night, and has now won seven straight games overall – the longest active streak in the league. Including 35 against the Avs, the Blackhawks are averaging 31.3 shots on goal per game in 2015-16 (fourth most in the NHL).
* These clubs have split two games this season, each beating the other at home. Dating to the beginning of last season, the Blackhawks have defeated the Predators three straight times at United Center.
* Nashville’s leading goal scorer, James Neal, has not had a point (goal or assist) in a season-high six straight games. Including two markers the last time these clubs met (December 10), Neal has 14 goals in 20 career skates vs. Chicago – second most of any NHL skater since 2008-09 (Daniel Sedin – 17).
* Patrick Kane lit the lamp twice Sunday night, recording just his second multi-goal game of the 2015-16 campaign (also against the Islanders in the second game of the season). Including two this year, Kane’s 11 markers against Nashville since the beginning of 2011-12 are second most in hockey (Jeff Carter – 12).
* Including a 1-for-2 performance Sunday night, the Blackhawks have clicked on 22.9 percent of their power-play opportunities this season – best of any Western Conference club. Opponents are 5-for-11 (45.5 percent) with the man-advantage in the Preds’ last three contests.