The Blackhawks fell 3-2 in overtime to the Lightning on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. Chicago's overtime record now stands at 2-3 this season. Patrick Kane notched two goals in the overtime loss for his 34th career multi-goal outing, extending his point streak to five games (3G, 4A). Corey Crawford made 35 saves.
Chicago holds a 21-9-3-2 mark all-time against Florida, including a 10- 5-1-1 record on the road. The Blackhawks split the two-game season series against the Panthers last year; Richard Panik was the only Chicago skater to score a goal in the two meetings against Florida. Kane (6G, 11A) leads the Blackhawks with 17 career points in 15 games against the Panthers. Crawford has a 6-2-0 career record against Florida.
Alex DeBrincat shares second on the Blackhawks with 13 points (7G, 6A) this year and shares 10th among NHL rookies in scoring. Including DeBrincat, there are currently four skaters ages 25 or younger in the top 10 in scoring for Chicago: 21-year-old Nick Schmaltz has 11 points this season (3G, 8A), while 25-year-old Brandon Saad (7G, 3A) and 23-year-old Ryan Hartman (4G, 6A) have 10 points each.
- Artem Anisimov tallied his third assist of the year on Wednesday to extend his point streak (5G, 1A) to four games.
- Jan Rutta picked up an assist, becoming the 10th Blackhawk to reach double digits in points this year (3G, 7A).
- Brent Seabrook led Chicago with three blocked shots. He now has 45 blocked shots to pace the Blackhawks on the season.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
C Vincent Trocheck: The 24-year-old leads Florida with 22 points (9G, 13A) in his fifth season in the NHL, all with the Panthers. Last season, Trocheck notched a career-high 54 points (23G, 31A) and was selected to his first All-Star Game. He recorded two assists in two meetings against Chicago a season ago.
D Keith Yandle: The Boston native has four points (1G, 3A) in his last five games. His 24:07 of average ice time paces the Panthers and ranks 22nd among NHL players. Last season, his 41 points (5G, 36A) led Florida defensemen.
G Roberto Luongo: Luongo is the active leader in wins (453) and shutouts (73) among goaltenders. Since his NHL debut in 1999, no goaltender has recorded more shutouts (5) against the Blackhawks than the Montreal native. He has a career 16-13-1- 4 record against Chicago with a 2.13 goals-against average in 35 appearances.