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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs. Bruins - Feb. 5, 2020

Chicago returns to the United Center for lone home game in 28-day stretch

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 7 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSN RADIO: WGN Radio 720 STREAM: NHL.TV & MyTeamsApp

The Blackhawks return to the United Center on Wednesday night for the first of just three home games in the month of February as the Boston Bruins visit Chicago for the only time this season (TICKETS).


TEAM RECORDS

CHI: 25-21-7, 57 PTS (5th in Central)
BOS: 32-10-12, 76 PTS (1st in Atlantic)


LAST TIME OUT

Chicago fought back from a 2-0 hole in the third period on Tuesday night in Minnesota, but fell to the Wild in overtime, 3-2. Adam Boqvist and Olli Maatta scored the goals for the Blackhawks while Corey Crawford stopped 31 shots.

Boston took a 4-0 win over Vancouver at home on Tuesday night with two-point nights from Charlie Coyle (1G, 1A) and Charlie McAvoy (2A). Tuukka Rask stopped all 25 shots he faced in the shutout win. 

In the only other meeting this season on Dec. 5, Chicago took a 4-3 overtime win as Jonathan Toews scored the game-winner, one of his league-leading 12 winners since the 3-on-3 format was adopted. 


BACK-TO-BACK

Chicago is a league best 9-1-0 in the second game of a back-to-back this season. Their 3.90 goals per game in those contests is third in the league, while the Blackhawks have allowed just 2.30 goals per game in those 10 games, a total that shares fourth in the National Hockey League.

With a victory against the Bruins, Chicago would match a NHL record with 10 victories over an 11-game stretch in the second game of back-to-backs.

Chicago will not hold a morning skate, so check back around 4:30 p.m. CT for full lineup details from head coach Jeremy Colliton's pregame media availability

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