CHI: 25-23-8, 58 PTS (7th in Central) VAN: 31-21-5, 67 PTS (1st in Pacific)
LAST TIME OUT
Chicago dropped a 5-3 game on Tuesday night to the Edmonton Oilers with goals from Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews and Adam Boqvist. Robin Lehner made the start in goal and stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced.
Vancouver took a 6-2 win over Nashville on Monday night with goals from Zack MacEwen, Brandon Sutter, Jake Virtanen, Jordie Benn, Tanner Pearson and J.T. Miller. Jacob Markstrom made 36 saves in the win as the Canucks moved into first in the Pacific Division.
The teams have split their prior two games this season with each team winning on home ice. In Vancouver's victory on Jan. 2, Dominik Kubalik recorded his first career three-point game (3A), while Patrick Kane (2G) and Jonathan Toews (1G, 1A) each had multi-point outings. On Nov. 7 at the United Center, Dylan Strome (3A) and Kane (1G, 2A) paced the club with three points in the Blackhawks 5-2 victory over the Canucks. Strome's seven career points (1G, 6A) against the Canucks matches his most against any team (Vegas).