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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs Jets 4/1

Chicago looks to bounce back from their recent road trip as they host the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night

by Chris Wescott /

TIME: 7:30 p.m. CT



The Blackhawks (34-33-11) return home for the first time in more than a week as they host the Winnipeg Jets (45-29-4) on Monday at the United Center. Chicago went 1-1-1 on their recent road trip to Arizona, San Jose, and Los Angeles.

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Chicago's last outing was a 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings in LA on Saturday night.

Chicago is led in scoring by Patrick Kane, who has 105 points (41G, 64A) through 77 games played. Alex DeBrincat tied Kane for the team lead in goals with his 41st of the season on Saturday in Los Angeles. He's third on the team in points with 74 (41G, 33A) in 78 games. Jonathan Toews is second in points with 76 (33G. 43A) through 78 outings.

In net, Corey Crawford has a 14-18-4 record this season with a 2.94 GAA and .908 SV%. Cam Ward has a 14-11-4 record to go along with his 3.27 GAA and .893 SV%.

Leading the way in points for Winnipeg is Blake Wheeler, who has 89 (20G, 69A) through 78 appearances. Mark Scheifele is second with 81 points (36G, 45A) in 78 games. Kyle Connor (33) and Patrik Laine (30) are the other two Jets players to score 30 or more goals this season.

Connor Hellebuyck leads the way with 59 starts in net for Winnipeg, posting a 32-23-2 record with a 2.92 GAA and .913 SV%. Laurent Brossoit has been excellent in relief, recording a 13-6-2 record with a 2.52 GAA and .925 SV%.

Heading into their match with Chicago, the Jets have lost three games in a row to Dallas, the Islanders, and Montreal.


This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the two clubs. Chicago has gone 0-2-1 against the Jets so far, with their last meeting resulting in a 4-3 overtime loss for the Blackhawks at home on Dec. 14. 

Before that, Chicago dropped two in regulation in Winnipeg (6-5, Nov. 29 and 6-3, Dec. 11).


David Kampf (facial/dental) has been ruled out of the game. John Hayden and Brendan Perlini will draw into the lineup up front.


The Jets boast a potent offense with many weapons who can rack up goals.

Mark Scheifele is their current clubhouse leader in lighting the lamp with 36 goals this season.

The 26-year-old forward has scored 30 or more goals just twice in his career, including this season.

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