The Blackhawks beat the Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night at BB&T Center. Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and John Hayden scored a goal each in the victory. Corey Crawford made 37 saves in the win.
Chicago holds a 37-44-5-3 mark all-time against Anaheim, including a 21-20-2- 3 record at home. The Blackhawks went 1-2-0 against the Ducks last year. Kane (1G, 1A) and Brent Seabrook (2A) paced Chicago with two points each in three meetings against Anaheim a season ago. Patrick Sharp (14G, 15A) leads the Blackhawks with 29 career points in 30 games against the Ducks. Crawford has a 12-6-2 career record against Anaheim.
For the second time this season, Kane has a six-game point streak (4G, 4A), his longest since his franchise-record 26-game point streak during the 2015-16 season (16G, 24A). There have been just six games this season in which the Buffalo native has failed to tally at least one point.
Toews posted his first three-point game of the season in the win against Florida. He has six points (2G, 4A) in as many games coming into the Monday night matchup against Anaheim. His faceoff percentage stands at 56.9 percen, and his 267 total faceoff wins rank seventh in the National Hockey League.
- Saad notched his 11th and 12th points (8G, 4A) of the season with a goal and an assist. It was his third multi-point effort of the season and 14th multi-point performance of his career. In the first period he posted seven shots on goal, the most shots by one Blackhawks skater in a period since Feb. 6, 2008 (D. Byfuglien at Edmonton). Saad paced Chicago and matched a season high with eight shots on goal at FLA.
- Hayden scored his third goal of the season. He now has eight points (3G, 5A) this year.
- Duncan Keith picked up his 12th assist of the season. He leads Chicago defensemen with 12 points. In his last four games, he has posted four assists.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
C Rickard Rakell: Rakell has tallied 18 points (8G, 10A) this season to lead Anaheim. In his last 10 games, the Sundbyberg, Sweden, native has 11 points, including three multi-point performances. Last season he notched career highs in goals (33) and points (51) for the Ducks. Rakell leads Anaheim forwards with 20:17 of average ice time this season.
RW Corey Perry: The 32-year-old forward notched an assist in a loss to the Kings on Satuday night in Los Angeles. Perry leads the Ducks with 32 career points (15G, 17A) in 41 games played against the Blackhawks. Last season, he paced Anaheim with two goals in three games against Chicago.
G John Gibson: Gibson posted career bests in games played (51), wins (25) and shutouts (6) a season ago. In his last start against the Blackhawks on April 6, 2017, Gibson made 37 saves in a shutout victory.