* The Blackhawks dropped a 2-1 decision to the Hurricanes at United Center on Sunday night, and have now lost back-to-back games in regulation for the third time of the season. Including Sunday night’s setback, Chicago is just 8-8-0 when not scoring with the man-advantage (12-5-4 in all other games).
* Arizona beat Colorado, 2-1, in overtime at Pepsi Center on Sunday night, running its point streak to a season-high four straight games with the victory (3-0-1 record). The Coyotes have won three straight games when scoring two or fewer goals (2-10-1 in first 13 games of the season when scoring two or fewer times).
* Tonight marks the first of three meetings between Chicago and Arizona in 2015-16. Dating to November 29, 2011, these clubs have played 12 times, and each has skated off with six victories,
* Patrick Kane was kept off the score sheet for the second straight game Sunday night, and the Blackhawks are now 0-5-0 when he fails to tally a point in 2015-16. Kane has seven points (3g, 4a) during his current three-game scoring streak vs. the Coyotes at Gila River Arena.
* In addition to helping out on the Coyotes’ first marker, Mikkel Boedker potted the game-winning goal Sunday night, earning first-star honors, and giving him five points (1g, 4a) in his last two skates overall. Boedker has 10 assists (zero goals) in 17 career games vs. the Blackhawks.
* Chicago has allowed two or fewer goals 21 times this season – most of any Western Conference team. Arizona has allowed fewer than three goals on 14 occasions in 2015-16 (tied for second fewest in the NHL).