* These two clubs are meeting for the first time since Chicago won the 2015 Stanley Cup Final over Tampa Bay in six games. The Lightning and Blackhawks split two regular-season games last year, each beating the other at home.
* Chicago defeated Florida, 3-2, at United Center on Thursday night, and has now won three straight home tilts by a combined score of 11-4. Including a 4-0-0 mark this season, the Blackhawks have won 14 straight regular-season games when netting at least three markers.
* Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist in two regular-season games vs. Chicago last year. Stamkos, who has two career hat tricks against Chicago, has 12 points (7g, 5a) during his current five-game scoring streak vs. the Blackhawks.
* Patrick Kane had three points (1g, 2a) in Thursday night’s triumph, giving him a team-best five goals and 10 points on the season. Kane has 15 points (5g, 10a) in nine career regular-season skates vs. the Bolts.