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PREVIEW: Blackhawks at Avalanche - Dec. 21, 2019

Chicago wraps two-game road swing with final meeting of the season against Colorado

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 8 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSCH+ RADIO: WGN Radio 720 STREAM: NHL.TV & MyTeamsApp

The Blackhawks and the Avalanche complete their season slate on Saturday night in Denver as they meet for the fourth time in just over three weeks.


TEAM RECORDS

CHI: 14-16-6, 34 PTS (7th in Central)
COL: 22-10-3, 47 PTS (2nd in Central)


LAST TIME OUT

Chicago took a 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Thursday night behind a four-point affair from Patrick Kane (1G, 3A). The win pushed the Blackhawks to a 6-1 record in the second game of back-to-backs this season and Robin Lehner picked up his eighth win of the year in the process. 

Colorado dropped a 3-1 game to the Carolina on Thursday as the Hurricanes scored three unanswered goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Nathan MacKinnon tallied a point in his seventh straight game and continues to lead the Avs in scoring with 53 points (21G, 32A). 

The Avalanche have taken all three meetings this season with a combined 16-6 score, including a 4-1 win on Wednesday night at the United Center. The two teams will complete their four-game season series within a span of 23 days since the first matchup of the season on Nov. 29.

Video: Colliton on Sikura, Avalanche


LINEUP NOTES

Jeremy Colliton confirmed after morning skate that Robin Lehner would get a second straight start in goal, while Dylan Sikura will replace the injured Brandon Saad in the lineup. Saad was placed on IR retroactive to Dec. 19 after being injured in Winnipeg. 

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