The Blackhawks fell to the Avalanche 6-3 on Saturday night at Pepsi Center. Nick Schmaltz, Artem Anisimov and Ryan Hartman each netted one goal. Anton Forsberg made 15 saves on 20 shots in the loss, and Corey Crawford stopped seven of eight in relief.
Chicago holds a 46-59-30-1 mark all-time against Philadelphia, including a 30-18-19-0 record at home. The Blackhawks split the season series 1-1-0 vs. the Flyers last season. Artem Anisimov (2G, 2A) and Patrick Kane (1G, 3A) paced Chicago with four points each in the matchup. Patrick Kane (4G, 9A) leads the Blackhawks with 13 career points in 11 games against the Flyers. Crawford has an 1-3-0 career mark against Philadelphia.
Hartman picked up his fourth goal of the season in the loss at Colorado. The 23-year-old forward now has 10 points (4G, 6A) through 12 games. Last season it took Hartman 29 games to reach the 10-point mark. The West Dundee, Ill., native holds the NHL's single-game high this season with five points (1G, 4A) in a win against Pittsburgh.
- Tommy Wingels recorded an assist on Saturday and now has three points (1G, 2A) over his last four games.
- Schmaltz picked up his third goal of the season against Colorado for his fourth point (3G, 1A) this year.
- Michal Kempny posted two helpers on Saturday for his second and third points (3A) of the season. The multi-point performance was his first since Dec. 30, 2016 (1G, 1A) against Montreal.
- Alex DeBrincat and John Hayden both picked up their fourth helpers of the season in Colorado; both have five points this year.
- Duncan Keith recorded season highs in shots on goal (5) and time on ice (28:36) on Saturday.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
RW Jakub Voracek: The Kladno, Czech Republic, native paces the Flyers in assists (14) and points (16) this season. His six multi-point performances lead all Philadelphia skaters and include two separate three-assist games (Oct. 4 at SJS, Oct. 14 vs. WSH). Voracek tallied his 500th NHL point with an assist on Oct. 24 vs. ANA.
C Sean Couturier: Couturier netted two goals in the team's overtime loss against Arizona on Monday night. He leads all Philadelphia skaters with nine goals, ranking fourth overall among NHL players as of Tuesday. His career high in goals (15) was set during the 2014-15 season with the Flyers.
D Ivan Provorov: The second-year defenseman posted his second career three-point game (3A) in the overtime loss to Arizona on Monday night. Last season, Provorov recorded the only two-goal game of his career against Chicago on Dec. 3 in Philadelphia. His 30 blocked shots share seventh among NHL skaters.