The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night at the United Center. Tomas Jurco and Patrick Sharp each tallied one goal for Chicago, while J-F Berube made 37 saves.
Chicago holds a 242-263-79-2 mark all-time against Boston, including a 92-166-34-0 record on the road. The Blackhawks split two games against the Bruins last season with a 1-1-0 record. Brent Seabrook led the team with two points (2A) in those contests. Patrick Kane paces Chicago with 12 points (7G, 5A) in 14 career games against Boston. Berube has not faced the Bruins in his career.
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN
Seabrook notched an assist on Thursday night. It was his 20th point (3G, 17A) of the season. He has now registered at least 20 points in every season of his NHL career. His eight points (1G, 7A) in 15 games against Metropolitan Division opponents are the most vs. any division this year. The native of Richmond, British Columbia, skated in 23:10 of total ice time and shared the team lead with four blocked shots on Thursday night. He paces Chicago with 133 blocks this year.
Berube has turned aside at least 33 shots in each of his three home starts for the Blackhawks. In his last two starts, the 26-year-old has made 33 saves in a win against Colorado and 37 saves in a loss against Carolina. Over the two-game stretch, his 70 saves rank second among goaltenders and his .942 save percentage ranks eighth among netminders with at least 60 minutes of TOI.
- Jurco opened the scoring for the Blackhawks with a goal in the first period against Carolina. He has a goal in two of his last three games and now has three markers and two assists during the 2017-18 campaign.
- Sharp picked up his eighth goal of the season against the Hurricanes. He has 17 points (8G, 9A) this year. He leads the Blackhawks with seven career goals and 12 career points in 16 games vs. Carolina.
- David Kampf recorded an assist on Thursday night. He also won seven of his 10 faceoffs (70 percent) against Carolina. It was the ninth time this season he won at least 60 percent of his draws in a game. He has three goals and six assists this season.
- Anthony Duclair notched a helper against the Hurricanes. In 22 games since joining the Blackhawks he has eight points (2G, 6A). He also led the Blackhawks with three hits and had two blocked shots against Carolina.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH:
LW Brad Marchand: Marchand scored his third consecutive game-winning goal in a win against Philadelphia on Thursday night. It was his team-leading 67th point (29G, 38A) of the season. The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native has failed to record a point in just four games since the new year, with 35 points (14G, 21A) in 23 games over that stretch.
D Torey Krug: In his last four outings, Krug has recorded three multi-point efforts, including a career-high four-point (2G, 2A) game in an overtime win against Detroit on March 6. His 47 points (13G, 34A) this season are just four shy of his career-best 51 points (8G, 43A) registered a season ago.
C Tommy Wingels: Since being acquired by the Bruins on Feb. 26th, the 29-year-old has registered three points (1G, 2A) in four games. In 15 career appearances against Chicago, Wingels has four points (3G, 1A). He notched an assist against the Flyers on Thursday night.