The Blackhawks fell to the Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma scored one goal each, while Anton Forsberg made 28 saves in the loss.
Chicago holds a 45-46-10-3 mark all-time against Dallas, including a 23-23-5-0 record at home. The Blackhawks swept the five-game season series against the Stars in 2016-17. Patrick Kane (4G, 2A), Jonathan Toews (3G, 3A) and Artem Anisimov (2G, 4A) shared the Chicago scoring lead with six points apiece. Kane (23G, 27A) leads the Blackhawks with 50 career points in 40 games against the Stars. Corey Crawford has a 15-10-0 career record against Dallas. Dating back to the 2011-12 season, the Blackhawks' record against the Stars stands at 18-9-0. During that time, Patrick Sharp has tallied points in 11 of his 14 games against Dallas, including eight multi-point outings. He recorded a four-point game (4A) on Nov. 9, 2013, matching a career best for points and assists in a single game.
RUTTA THE MATTER
Jan Rutta notched his third assist in his last four games in the loss to Nashville. The firstyear Blackhawk ranks second in points (3G, 9A) and third in average ice time (20:15) among Chicago defensemen. The Pisek, Czech Republic, native is one of 11 Blackhawks skaters to appear in all 24 games this season.
- Alex DeBrincat picked up an assist on Tuesday. It was his 18th point (10G, 8A) this year, which ranks second on the team.
- Patrick Sharp notched an assist for the second consecutive game. He has seven points (3G, 4A) this year.
- John Hayden posted an assist for his ninth point (3G, 6A) this season.
- Cody Franson matched a season high and shared the team lead with Patrick Kane, posting six shots on goal.
- Gustav Forsling logged a team-high 4:56 of shorthanded ice time in Nashville. It was the fourth time this season he skated at least 4:00 on the penalty kill.
- The Blackhawks out-shot the Predators 39-31, marking the 15th consecutive game that they've posted 30 or more shots on goal.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
C Tyler Seguin: Seguin has led the Stars in points in two of the last four seasons. The Brampton, Ontario, native has reached the 70-point plateau in each of his four seasons with Dallas since being traded from Boston. He paces the Stars with 23 points (12G, 11A) this season and has six points (4G, 2A) in his last five games.
C Radek Faksa: The 23-year-old posted his first career NHL hat trick in a win against Vegas on Tuesday night. It was the first multigoal performance of his career. Faksa tallied one goal in five games against the Blackhawks a season ago.
G Ben Bishop: Bishop posted his second shutout of the season in the victory against the Golden Knights on Tuesday night. The former All-Star has a 4-1-1 regular-season record against Chicago, including a .924 save percentage and one shutout.