The Blackhawks fell to the Sharks 7-2 on Thursday night at the SAP Center. Artem Anisimov and Nick Schmaltz each tallied a goal for Chicago. J-F Berube made 22 saves and Anton Forsberg added five saves in relief.
Chicago holds a 93-77-17-7 mark all-time against Los Angeles, including a 43-39-8-5 record on the road. The Blackhawks are 0-2-0 against the Kings this season. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp have tallied one goal each against Los Angeles in those two matchups. Sharp holds the team lead with 37 points (21G, 16A) in 33 career games against the Kings. Forsberg has a 0-2-0 record against Los Angeles in his career.
POINT IT OUT
Patrick Kane registered an assist on Thursday night against the Sharks and now has 59 points (23G, 36A) to lead the team. The former Hart Memorial Trophy winner has eclipsed the 55-point plateau in each of his 11 seasons, all with Chicago. He is the only American-born player to reach the 55-point mark in every season since his NHL debut in 2007, and he currently leads active American players with 811 career points (308G, 503A).
ALEX THE GREAT
Alex DeBrincat posted his 40th point (22G, 18A) of the season with an assist against San Jose. He is the 20th rookie in Chicago Blackhawks franchise history to reach the 40-point plateau. He ranks seventh among league rookies in total points this season. The Farmington Hills, Mich., native shares third on the team in scoring.
David Kampf went 13-for-20 (65 percent) on faceoffs against the Sharks. His 13 wins at the dot were a single-game best this season. They also matched the second-most faceoff wins by a rookie in a single game this year. The 23-year-old logged a season-high 16:30 of ice time.
- Anisimov opened the scoring with a goal in the first period against San Jose. He now has four goals in his last six games. His four shots shared the team lead. The goal was his 25th point (18G, 7A) of the season.
- Schmaltz netted his 18th marker of the season. He ranks second on the team with 43 points (18G, 25A) during the 2017-18 campaign.
- Duncan Keith picked up his 26th assist on the year. His 21:47 of TOI paced the team. He leads Chicago defensemen with 27 points (1G, 26A) this season.
- Matthew Highmore tallied two shots on goal and one blocked shot in 12:33 of TOI in his first NHL game.
- Brent Seabrook added to his team lead with three blocked shots on the night. He now has 126 blocks this year.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH:
C Tyler Toffoli: Toffoli notched an assist on Thursday night to extend his point streak (2G, 2A) to four games. The native of Scarborough, Ontario, ranks fourth for Los Angeles with 38 points (21G, 17A) on the year. His 11 power-play points (5G, 6A) share third on the team and match a career-high set during the 2015-16 season.
RW Dustin Brown: The two-time Stanley Cup champion ranks second for the Kings this year with 44 points (19G, 25A). Brown comes into Saturday night's contest with 299 career assists. He shares the team lead with two points (1G, 1A) in two games against the Blackhawks on the season.
C Jeff Carter: After missing 55 games with injury from Oct. 19-Feb. 24, Carter has recorded a goal in each of his last three games. The 33-year-old has 12 points (5G, 7A) in 17 career games against Chicago, including five points (1G, 4A) in his last two appearances against the Blackhawks.