CHI: 25-21-6, 56 PTS (4th in Central) MIN: 23-22-6, 53 PTS (7th in Central)
LAST TIME OUT
The Blackhawks earned a 3-2 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night in the desert as Brandon Saad scored twice in regulation and Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each converted their shootout attempts in the win. Corey Crawford made 40 saves en route to his 10th victory on the season.
Minnesota lost 6-1 to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at home as Mats Zuccarello scored the lone goal for the Wild in the loss. Devan Dubnyk allowed six tallies on 34 shots on the night.
In the lone previous meeting between Central Division foes on Dec. 15, Chicago took a 5-3 win at the United Center as Kane scored a hat trick and Robin Lehner made 23 saves.
With Saturday's victory in Arizona, Chicago has won eight of their last nine games away from the United Center dating back to Dec. 19. In those games, the Blackhawks are averaging 4.00 goals per game, a total that is fifth in the league.
Since Nov. 8, the Blackhawks share second in the National Hockey League lead with 26 points on the road, while their 12 road victories over that span are second in the league.