The Blackhawks defeated the Flyers 3-0 Wednesday night at the United Center. Artem Anisimov, Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat each netted a goal. Corey Crawford stopped 35 shots for his first shutout of the season.
VS. MINNESOTA WILD
Chicago holds a 27-30-1-9 mark all-time against Minnesota, including a 13-15- 0-6 record on the road. The Blackhawks fell 5-2 to the Wild on Oct. 12 at the United Center in their first meeting of the season. Toews and Ryan Hartman both scored in the loss to Minnesota. Toews (14G, 24A) leads the Blackhawks with 38 career points in 37 games against the Wild. Anton Forsberg has an 0-1-0 career mark against Minnesota.
Anisimov picked up his fourth goal of the season in the win against Philadelphia to extend his goal streak to three games. The Yaroslavl, Russia, native posted a career-long four-game goal streak (5G) as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets from March 1-4, 2014.
- Toews picked up an unassisted tally 20 seconds after Anisimov scored on Wednesday. He has nine points (4G, 5A) this season. Toews went 10-for-16 (63 percent) at the faceoff dot in the victory over the Flyers. He is second in the NHL with 171 victories this season.
- Cody Franson recorded an assist. He now has a helper in three of four games played during the 2017-18 campaign.
- Patrick Kane tallied an assist and continues to lead Chicago skaters with 13 points (5G, 8A).
- John Hayden notched an assist (2A) for the second straight game. He has six points (1G, 5A) this season.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
C Eric Staal: Staal shares second on Minnesota with eight points (4G, 4A) this year. The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native netted a goal in 21:35 of time on ice during the win on Oct. 12 against Chicago. That was part of a three-game point streak (3G, 1A) from Oct. 7-14.
RW Mikael Granlund: Minnesota's leader in points last season (26G, 43A) tallied his first multi-point game of the 2017-18 season on Thursday night. In the win against Montreal, the 25-year-old picked up two helpers and now has three points (3A) this season.
G Devan Dubnyk: Dubnyk made 28 saves on 31 shots in the win against the Canadiens on Thursday night. The Regina, Saskatchewan, native stopped 36 of 38 shots in the Oct. 12 win over Chicago. He owns an 11-7-0 record against the Blackhawks with a .911 save percentage and 3.00 goals-against average.