Blackhawks Game Notes For Sunday vs. Minnesota
* The Blackhawks beat the Jets, 5-1, in Winnipeg on Thursday, extending their winning streak to a season-high four games. Chicago has outscored its opponents by a combined 14-6 in those four games, despite going just 1-for-12 on the power play.
* Chicago has won four of its last five against Minnesota following an eight-game losing streak that stretched from the end of the 2014-15 season to the middle of last season. These teams have split their two meetings this year, with the road team getting a win in each game.
* Tommy Wingels, in his first season as a Blackhawk, has scored a goal in three of his last four games, including Thursday’s win over Winnipeg. That’s tied for the most goals in any four-game span in his career. He’s had four goals in a five-game span just once in his career.
* The Blackhawks have made a habit of getting off to fast starts this year. Their +11 first-period goal differential is tops in the NHL, aided by a 3-0 first period in Winnipeg on Thursday. Minnesota has a +3 differential in the first, tied for 12th in the league.