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Game Notes: Nov. 9 at Philadelphia Flyers

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

LAST GAME

The Blackhawks fell 2-0 to the Canadiens Sunday night at the United Center. Corey Crawford made 33 saves on 35 shots in the loss.

VS. FLYERS

Chicago holds a 47-59-30-1 mark all-time against Philadelphia, including a 16-41-11-1 record on the road. The Blackhawks beat the Flyers 3-0 on Nov. 1 in Chicago in their first meeting of the season. Artem Anisimov, Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat each tallied in the win. Patrick Kane (4G, 10A) leads the Blackhawks with 14 career points in 12 games against Philadelphia. Crawford has a 2-3-0 career record against the Flyers.

ONE-TIMERS

  • Crawford's shutout streak came to an end on Sunday after 173:09 without allowing a goal, a span that included two full games. He has now allowed two or fewer goals in nine of his 12 starts this year.
  • Cody Franson paced the Blackhawks with six shots on goal against Montreal and also matched the team high with four blocked shots; both of those totals were season bests. He played a season-high 22:06 of total ice time.
  • Anisimov won nine of 16 faceoffs (56 percent) against the Canadiens. He has won 54.4 percent of his faceoffs this season.
  • Duncan Keith and Jan Rutta shared the team lead with four blocked shots against the Canadiens.

THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH

C Sean Couturier: Couturier leads the Flyers and shares sixth in the NHL with nine goals and 18 points (9G, 9A). He paced the team and tied a season high with six shots on goal in the Nov. 1 loss to Chicago. In his last seven games, Couturier has recorded 11 points (5G, 6A).

RW Jakub Voracek: The former seventh-overall pick leads Philadelphia and shares third in the league with 15 assists. In the Nov. 1 loss to the Blackhawks, Voracek tallied two shots on goal in 20:57 of time on ice. In Philly's Nov. 4 overtime loss to COL, he posted one goal and one assist while skating a season-high 23:17.

C Claude Giroux: The 29-year-old comes into Thursday night's matchup with Chicago having tallied points in four of his last five games (3G, 3A). Giroux won 12 of his 17 faceoffs and posted three shots on goal in the Nov. 1 loss to the Blackhawks. His 17 points this season (8G, 9A) rank third for the Flyers.

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